Gondola Workshop Venice

Gondola workshop venice

Venice, Italy, 22" x 15".

This Plein Air demo was done just a few hundred yards down a canal from the Accademia: the squero di San Trovaso, a small gondola boatyard that first opened in the 17th century.  A bit of a challenge with this one was the light coming from behind us, giving fairly same values and no tonal differences to work with.  So I decided to make the left hand building dark against the yard and some darks under the wood pile on the left and the workshop interiors.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, cold press 300 gms.

Source : timwilmot[dot]com