Back to Venice – I wish!

Sitting here in the UK in what is now rather dreary weather, too wet for golf and my mind turns to Venice!

We have been lucky enough to have visited Venice on a few occasions and each time there is some magical new sight to see.

So going back through the many photos I have taken there I realised I have never attempted to paint a watercolour of Saint Mark’s Square, “Piazza San Marco”. So yesterday I decided to have go at it.

Once when we were there there was a bit of flooding in the Square which does happen quite often so I have tried to convey that in this watercolour. I thought I had better say that in case you didn’t notice!

I hope you enjoy looking at it and just to set the scene here are two fairly recent paintings of The Rialto Bridge and The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute as well.

Ah, Venice, oh to be there now sipping a cocktail in Harry’s bar!

Happy travelling



Piazza San Marco -A watercolour 14 inches by 10 on Arches Rough 300gsm paper

Della salute

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute on the Grand Canal Venice from the Academia bridge. A watercolour 14 inches by 10 on Arches 300gsm paper.

The Rialto

The Rialto bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice. A Watercolour on Arches 300gsm paper.

About brianswatercolours

After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog

Posted on February 1, 2017, in Italy, Paintings from our travels, St Marks Square, Travels with a Brush, Venice and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. These are exquisite. I’ve not been to Venice & these are tempting. I wish I could jump in!

    • Hi Jill
      If you haven’t been then do try one day to go. It is a truly magical place, quite different from anywhere else in my opinion.
      Thanks for such a nice comment.
      PS Love your blog!

      • Thanks Brian…my travel list is long & sustained…but I know I’ll get there soon. Headed to Barcelona for the first time in a few weeks. Travel is just full of endless rewards (not unlike creative work). Cheers!

  2. Brian, they are so beautiful. And, oh to be with you at Harry’s as well.

    Best, Annette

    Sent from my iPad


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