Changing Perspectives, Rio di San Travaso (Venice)
18” x 24” | Oil on board
Changing Perspectives, Rio di San Travaso
This is Venice, with two gondolas passing the gondola shipyard on the left of the painting. This facility was a few blocks away from our hotel in the Dorsoduro area of Venice and we spent a lot of time watching the workers as they moved gondolas into and around the yard for repair. Two tourist vessels pass and you can see the winding canal twist and turn between the historic buildings. Many different vanishing points and sight lines are required as the buildings start to sink into the canals due to their instability. Nothing is straight in Venice!
This is one of the 15 contemporary paintings I produced for a major exhibition at the Winchester Gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada. I also produced 7 large historic Venice paintings and spent hours in the Naval Museum sketching and photographing the ship models and historic images of Venice Lagoon.