Venetian Sunset – Original Oil Painting



Venetian Sunset Original Painting in Oil | Oil Paintings of Venice, Italy – Alan Reed

An Original Oil Painting on board of a Venetian Sunset with dramatic red brushstrokes

Dimensions 20 × 15 cm
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Venetian Sunset Oil on Board| Paintings of Venice  – Alan Reed

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I have experienced much joy as a watercolourist over the last 30 years in painting sunsets and sunrises on location. In May 2007 I was painting in Venice in my small leather bound sketchbook. On one particular afternoon, we were on the island of Burano, famous for its lace and brightly coloured houses. We spent a pleasant afternoon on the island, which included a quick sketchbook watercolour of one of the canals. Then we waited for the vaporetto to take us back to our hotel, La Calcina formally Ruskin’s house.

I just had time to blast off a rapid watercolour in about 15 minutes. I managed to nail the sky and reflections of a Venetian sunset in two washes. The first was a base wash of Lemon Yellow, the second was a combination of Manganese Blue, purple and Rose Madder. It dried just in time for me to indicate the outline of the nearby island from which the vaporetto seemed to come from. By then, the colours of the sky had completely changed. This is the challenge one has when painting sunsets on location. By the time your first wash has dried, the scene has changed. This is why Turner often carried a selection of tinted papers so that he could pick the colour and tone closest to the one he had in front of him.

Paintings of Venice and the Venetian Sunset Original Painting can be seen at Alan Reed Art Gallery in Ponteland