|By The Fish Market - pastel|
|Corner of Campo S Maria Formosa 10x12|
|Painting At Ken's by David Pilgrim ROI|
|A deserted Piazetta|
|Wet Day In San Marco Piazza 11x14|
We went back to Ken's for a break and a sort-out of kit before walking to Campo San Giovanni i Paolo. The weather was still dull and I started a study of one of the well heads near the Colleoni monument but then at last the sun came out and changed everything. The most sensible thing to do was what David did - wipe the painting and go somewhere else. I stayed and lived to regret my persistence. The finished painting was a waste of time.
I wended my way to Campo S Maria Formosa to find David there painting the south east corner with green awnings out and people sitting around and saw that he was making an excellent job of it. Here he is in action:
I started the same view and he moved on.
|Afternoon in Campo Santa Maria Formosa|
David Bachmann then caught me up and we walked through the city up to the Arsenale for our final pitch of the day. David P caught us up having knocked off another gem and the three of us prepared for sunset over the Salute from the Riva opposite the Arsenale entrance. I decided to use pastels - for speed and convenience.
I managed three in the next 90 minutes so these images reflect the passage of time from near sunset to after sunset:
|San Giorgio from the Arsenale - late afternoon - pastel|
|San Giorgio from the Arsenale Riva - near sunset - pastel|
|San Giorgio - Dusk. Pastel|
|The Salute - Sunset (pastel)|
We never got to paint the Colleoni Monument again - maybe next time.