Piazza of San Marco



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.

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November 28, 2007

T.W.F. @ 8:23 pm #

I like this one a lot. Takes me back to a rainy day in Venice at the Square. Where do we find the prices?

Tom Slack @ 8:56 pm #

Each painting I feature is found in the gallery portion of the website. This one is in the cityscape section of the gallery. You find thumbnails of each painting. Just click on a painting and it will enlarge. The price will be listed below.

Jennifer @ 10:17 pm #

I had never noticed the vendor and the child before! There are so many interesting things to discover. The vibrant colors and reflections are very captivating.

November 29, 2007

Christine @ 8:21 am #

I love everything about this painting. It is sooo beautiful.

November 30, 2007

Susie @ 12:18 pm #

The cathedral is what I noticed first because it so incredible! But, it’s the people and the special touches you put in–the vendor in yellow, the child, the pigeons, the umbrellas–that make this so much fun to look at. And make me want to go there!

December 1, 2007

Jan @ 1:15 am #

Tom, this is just beautiful. When I travel, I often seek out churches to visit because of their history and architecture. Living in New England for a while taught me the value of historical buildings.

December 2, 2007

Margaret @ 9:28 pm #

Undoubtedly this is one of my all-time favorites – I love it! It’s almost as if I’m out there with the rest of the people.

December 3, 2007

Suzanne @ 1:07 pm #

This is a beautiful painting.

December 12, 2007

Kimberly Clark @ 9:14 pm #

This is a lovely painting and is one of my favorite that you have done that I have seen so far. This is a great painting!!

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