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Venice

I spent eight full days in Venice, Italy this past September/October. I had been to Venice previously for about three days, a few years ago. And, prior to that I have long had a fascination with the place—thanks in a large part to The Passion, a magic-realism novel set in Napoleonic Venice, France and Russia, by Jeanette Winterson. This last trip timed so that I could see the 2015 Venice Biennale (I will do a separate post about that).

In addition to the art—contemporary and historical—of Venice, the place itself is beautiful beyond words. The water that defines the city sits in the air and softens the light, diffusing the color so that glows. The lagoon is otherworldly, even when the sky is at its storm-darkest, the lagoon seemed to be lit up from underneath.


Venice Watercolors

I took a small watercolor sketchbook and travel set of paints with me to Venice. I’ve drawn while traveling before but never painted. It took me a couple of days to find my stride with the painting. Once I did, I found I wanted to paint every day. I almost don’t need to say it but Venice is beautiful place and the colors are almost otherworldly. How many artists have gone to Venice and fallen in love with the color and the light? Countless, and now I am added to their ranks.

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