Venice oil painting â€¢ 10″ x 8″ â€¢ by Niki Gulley â€¢ SOLD
This is one of my favorite paintings I completed during our Venice workshop last spring. I found us the perfect quiet spot to paint with almost no onlookers, however it turned out to be a major thoroughfare for the gondolas. We were serenaded the whole time by various baritone gondolier voices breaking into “AmorÃ©” and curious passengers craning to see what we were painting. It only added to the ambience!
Once I blocked in the background of this piece I started painting the gondola, which was quite a challenge since they didn’t stay still for more than a few seconds. Luckily there was a constant stream of boats so if I waited a little bit, another one would come floating into the scene. Painting moving gondoliers also proved to be difficult, and I was struggling with his hair when right at that moment, a new driver came into view with this great hat and navy scarf wrapped around it. VoilÃ ! Problem solved.
If you’d like to join us for our next painting / photography adventure in Venice this May, e-mail me Niki@NikiGulley.com.
There are only 2 days left to sign up for this amazing workshop!