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Steve follows footsteps!Tuesday, May 13, 2008 by Steve Hill
Filed under: Travel
Venice, Italy April 28, 2008

Steve follows footsteps!

I had exactly one good weather day to set-up to paint in Venezia and took advantage by starting a plein air piece at one of the many Pontes - out of the wind and with sunlight streaming through. Rain and nasty weather had prevailed throughout our entire trip during March and April, making any outdoor painting a challenge.

As I reflect back to having the opportunity to actually paint in what is, without question, the most unique city in the world, (we are presently in Croatia, nearly 2 weeks later) I have to say it was simply humbling. Tintorettos from 400 years ago were being shown in the museum, together with many other master painters from Venice. I took the time to carefully observe how they applied paint and how they translated within their own time, and really, how little the city has changed since.


Venice Ponte
Venice Ponte
I am thankful for the opportunity and picked-up some good reviews from the throngs of people passing by . . . . for me, the biggest thing was to simply paint on-site in Venice. As usual, several sketches were done the 2 days we visited the city and a huge amount of phototography for studio work was accomplished. it's all about the light here and I hope to nail it down from my field work and as time allows when we return home.

Reader Comments



1. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 12:02:05 PM by Tamara
Caro Steve, your travels sound magical....I expect your artwork will have the same magic!!!! Buon viaggio!
2. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 1:38:38 PM by Casey Klahn
How does one say "envious" in Italian? I went to Italy with my Thumb box 2 years ago, and it is instantly understood why Italy is magic for the artist. Good journey!


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