“Gondola Ride II,” Venice ©2022 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ oil painting
I painted this piece on location during our Art Trek we taught in Venice while their infamous Carnival celebration was taking place. Since St. Mark’s Square can get overrun with tourists, we chose to set up our easels along a side street to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the city. I love the magical light that comes flooding in through the canals and is so distinctive of Venice. The simple brick bridge and the one yellow building in the distance sets a perfect backdrop to the gondolier rowing his enchanted passengers through the romantic back canals.
To purchase this Venetian oil painting, go to nikigulley.com/gondola-ride-ii/.
If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. We’ll be returning to Venice for Carnivalé this coming February!
Venice – Carnivalé
Art Trek – Feb. 12-18
Foodie Trek – May 27 – June 3
Art Trek – June 24- July 1
Art Trek – Oct. 10-15
Foodie Trek – March
Art Trek – March
Art Trek – August
Foodie Trek – October
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.