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Rainy Evening in Venice

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Rainy Evening in Venice is a study on color and rainy reflections. I painted it using one of my own photos taken from Venice, Italy a few months back. This is a view from within the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), overlooking the lagoon/canal to the south. In the background you can see the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. Doge’s Palace is the building on the left, and the building on the right is the Old Library of Saint Marco.

It was fun removing the plethora of people and transforming it into a sunset rainy scene! I also removed some of the clutter along the water line, which helps to transform it into a simpler and calmer scene.


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NBAMIR's avatar
I love the atmosphere and color tones for this one!
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Thanks so much! I love how it turned out, as well. Much appreciated :)
This is absolutely beautiful! With your permission, would I be able to use this in a music video if I credit you?
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wytherwing's avatar
:) a very beautiful piece :thumbsup:
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Thanks so much! :)
wytherwing's avatar
it's my pleasure! :nod:
RavenCorona's avatar
Beautiful details.
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Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun with the details on this one. Buildings are crazy! Especially ornate, Italian ones. :)
EpicLoop's avatar
This is great! :D
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Thanks very much, Epic! :)
Cyan707's avatar
And I absolutely love it! Clap 
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Awesome thanks! :)
GamemasterFel's avatar
Having been to Italy and Sicily... especially when it rains? 

Sigh. This is reminding me how much I loved being there. 

It's beautiful!
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Thanks, I'm so glad I was able to rekindle those feelings in you! My work is done here. :)
claudia-polese's avatar
such a peaceful view, wonderful colors and the untouchable effect ^^
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Thanks so much! I was peaceful painting it, as well! So calming... :)
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You're welcome. ^^/
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