Jester Venetian Carnival watercolour Print | Paintings of Venice Carnival – Alan Reed
The weather in Venice in February is usually sunny, however it can be very misty and extremely cold. It has even been known to be below freezing with snow.
Somehow though this adds to the drama and theatre of the occasion for the Venice Carnival. For this particular painting of Jester Venetian Carnival I noticed a costumed figure dressed as a Jester, posing on a jetty. I was able to take some photographs with him standing under the lamp. I’ve often painted gondolas which are fascinating vessels to paint. Using some of my other reference material of Venice, I added in the gondola to give extra depth and interest to the composition.
February is Carnival time in Venice. Iv’e been several times, studying the various costumed figures which bring colour and spectacle to the city. To see paintings and Prints of the Venice and the Carnival contact Alan Reed Art in Ponteland. 01661 820626
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The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The carnival ends on Shrove Tuesday, which is the day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The festival is world famous for its elaborate masks. Wikipedia
Although I’ve been blessed to paint some amazing places from around the world. Venice remains one of my favourite cities. The crowds can be frustrating and some of the restaurants are overpriced for what you get. However, it is so different from any other place and it is so paintable. The key to successful painting in Venice is to get up early before the crowds, or paint later on when they have gone. Or, try and find a quieter spot away from the main tourist attractions where you can find yourself in peace and quiet.