Day: 12 November 2019

Venetian Vignettes

In May 2019, Kieron Williamson embarked on his first foreign adventure to the historic city of Venice. Whilst he was following in the footsteps of many great aspirational artists his journey was to be captured each step of the way by the BBC. Embracing the challenges of painting a new landscape, working exclusively in water …

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Sunlit Doorway

Oil on Board | 14” x 10” ‘I think it was best to really simplify everything and try to capture the atmosphere of the back water. Where would you stop if you started looking at the crumbling bricks and ornate architecture, the decaying wood and intricate reflections? I think the effect would be lost.’

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A Venetian Backwater

Watercolour | 9.5” x 7.5” ‘This was painted from an idyllic position – tucked down a dead end alley that lead off near the Basilica Dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Barbara Hawkins and I painted in almost complete peace, only the chugging of boats and jovial singing of the gondoliers broke the silence.’