Along the Grand Canal in Venice

Along the Grand Canal in Venice by William R. Beebe
Along the Grand Canal in Venice by William R. Beebe
Along the Grand Canal in Venice by William R. Beebe
Along the Grand Canal in Venice by William R. Beebe
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Along the Grand Canal in Venice

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Framed oil painting

30 x 40, oil on canvas

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The aged palazzos with their water gates, colorful and majestic, worn by the elements over the centuries, were very appealing to me as a subject. I envisioned as I began this project a significant painting due to the grandness of the architecture. I chose to work on a larger scale to allow for the use of a palette knife to create texture in the weathered and distressed plastered walls. The multi-colored buildings complement each other which made the composition very pleasing and enticing to paint. I was intrigued too by the varying styles of the many windows and the differing shutter styles and their varying positions. They show life and a connection to the outdoors. Some are trying to catch a breeze and others are blocking out the hot Venetian sun.