The Piazzetta, just after dawn.
They used to execute people between the pillars in the days of the Republic. If you were gay, this is where you’d be burned alive, or- if you were lucky- after they cut off your head.
How’s that for a sales pitch? Probably not so good, but the history is why I wanted to paint here.
An acqua alta event in 2015. Our cultural patrimony literally being washed away by climate change.
In a tree filled square off the beaten path. I’d like to live here.
The AirBNB in Venice. It was pretty nice.
And then it started to rain.
This is how you do it there, or the rats and the cats strew it all over the street.
I painted this in Venice behind the State Archive, just by the Frari church.
From my trip to Venice last year. Excavated it today in my semi-successful studio cleanup effort.
Here we are on Mardi Gras- no plans to do anything, but in Venice, Carnavale is in full swing. Here’s one from my trip there I hadn’t posted yet.
Venice at night, just as a light autumn rain began to fall. Several monuments were under construction including the Rialto bridge, whose scaffolding was wrapped in a Guess ad.