Following the theme of my daily painting from yesterday, I am showing another piece that depicts a market scene. What I aimed at in this particular piece was to see if I could tell a story without saying too much. I wanted to create a somewhat mysterious picture with suggestions of elements strewn around.
Some of the elements needed for this story were: cooler and moist air giving way to a hot summer day; a feel of a morning market in an outdoor setting with merchants busily moving about; local people starting their daily routine in a residential neighborhood in Venice. I also challenged myself to see if a maximum effect could be achieved by using a limited palette and a wider range of tonal values.
This is one of my paintings that are featured in the current American Artist/Watercolor magazine (summer, 2009). Click on this link to read an online version of the article.
Market Day, Venice, Italy II
Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 in. (on 9 x 12 in. paper)
Purchase: Private Collection