Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scenes from Venezia

Yesterday I went to paint this restaurant that I have passed a million times. While I was painting a man came out from the bar to look Later he came back with a woman When I finally finished it, I brought it inside to show him. He was behind the bar and when he saw the painting he said, "Bella! Prosecco for you!" and poured me a glass. Then he took me through the restaurant to meet his boss...and then he took it into the kitchen to show the chef. It was a funny situation. I hope to paint the part of the restaurant to the left when I get a chance.
This is one of the quite spots across the canal from Piazza San Marco where most of the tourists are.


  1. Just gorgeous, as always, Joan. Oh to have such skills!

  2. Hi Joan,

    I posted a comment on Friday, didn't take. What I said is the I absolutely love these paintings. Joan, you just may end up selling most of your work. I wouldn't be surprised.

    All the best to you,

  3. What FUN Joan!!! Your paintings have such a wonderful freshness ... just irresistable! Hope you're having a blast! Ciao!

  4. This is great! It is like traveling along with you. Thanks.

  5. These are great, the bottom scene with the buildings with the red roofs looks like many of the towns I visited in Croatia. Perhaps that is because much of Croatia was under Venetian rule for hundreds of years.

    Great paintings.