Saturday, November 24, 2012

Visiting in Venice

This is my first of hopefully many paintings from a trip we recently took to Italy.   What a beautiful country with so many inspiring places.  I now recognize some of the subject matter for a number of artists whose work I admire.  When traveling there, bring your best camera with plenty of memory cards and fill your boots.  Sadly I only took about 900 photos.  Sounds like a lot, but I wish I'd taken 2000 or more.  Just didn't always have the opportunity with all the tours we took etc.  Nonetheless, it was a great time and we will go back sometime.

oil on board  9" x 12"  $350.00 framed


  1. I envy you, Vern...the trip sounds fantastic! Love the striking sense of sunshine in this painting.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    A very late Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you, my friend. :)

  2. Glad your trip was so wonderful this painting, more please!

  3. How fortunate to go to Italy! Vern, this is striking. Like Dana, I look forward to more from the 900.

  4. I agree with the others..the light really makes this!

  5. OO, sounds so wonderful! I know what you mean, you get home with that many photos and think about how it could have been exponentially more - but you need time to actually take it into your being too...time to LOOK.
    The line, backlight and the color on this one is great!
    I am so glad that you will be painting more!