Did you ever realize that gondolas have to be constantly serviced...as often as once a month? The first painting is of Squero San Trovaso which is a boatyard that caters to repairing and maintaining gondolas. It is right on the canal and the gondolas are pulled right into the boatyard. It looked os strange, and I thought it looked like it was a set for a movie. The day I painted it was very cloudy and I knew rain was on the way, so I sat in the doorway of a business that was closed for vacation. All was good for a while, but then it started drizzling, and finally pouring. When it started to pour I was afraid that the rain would bounce up to my painting which was in my lap. So I stood up and scrunched back into a corner to continue. Finally it was raining so hard that I couldn't see across the canal, so I packed up, put up my umbrella, and raced to the nearest covered portico. It continued raining hard so I just opened my painting stool, and sat down and finished the painting. I was determined to paint no matter what.
The second painting was done near the Realto bridge. I think it is one of my favorite paintings that I did in Venice. What do you think?