Venetian Textures II

Italy, contemporary impressionist, dallas texas artist, travel art, Niki Gulley paintings

I started this piece during our Plein Air / Photography Art Trek Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I lead in Venice, Italy. We had painted several other grand locations, but decided on day three to paint a more intimate vignette of the canals. Since the whole city is on water, I love how their “garage doors” are actually for their boats! In this painting, I wanted to focus on all of the wonderful architectural textures and age of the homes as seen in the peeling stucco, crumbling bricks and weathered wood. Luckily I had a steady stream of gondolas passing as I was painting so I could add one in to set the mood.
“Venetian Textures II” / Venice, Italy
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting on canvas mounted to panel. 
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