|All photos of Venice are from Ash's website|
Several hours before this scene we had been wandering around the Venetian Arsenal which is a number of shipyards and armouries that were used by the state to produce its naval dominance.
|The photo of Ash's that the artist worked from for the painting.|
|First I tinted the canvas with Burnt Sienna, and then sketched in the design of the painting.|
|I mix a lot of my colors for a painting before I start in painting. That way I can see how they work all together before they are painted on. It really helps with the speed of blocking in a painting.|
|I started painting in my darkest darks first and then the sky. I try and keep the painting balanced as I work on it.|
|The buildings and the water was painted in next. the painting is almost blocked in here, with just the people to paint in. The water and boat are the key elements to this painting and I wanted them to be put in fresh looking.|
|The people are now painted in. People in a landscape steal the show. In this case I didn't want the people to command too much attention so they had to be painted in very simply and cleanly.|