This painting is in Venice. I have tried to give it depth by using atmospheric perspective – the people who are closer are larger, the ones further away are painted smaller. The closer ones have more detail than the ones further back. I wanted to make it look like it is raining. Notice all the umbrellas. You see reflections on the ground so you’ll know it is wet. Another thing I did to add interest was to have the vendor wear yellow and include a child who is talking to him. Of course one of the main things to look at is the cathedral with it’s domes.
I included pigeons on the ground because It reminded me of my grandson. He chased pigeons at public squares in Madrid, Paris, Rome, London, and many other locations. He was about six years old. He would see them, then run as fast as he could, making them scatter.