We managed two excellent studies this morning in the quieter section part of Venice. We worked on the theme of “looking through” trying to embrace the differences between foreground and background. The ornate iron bridge railings were more than useful focal points to create a real contrast to the linear flow of the canal.

We challenged the students to create a tiered drawing, with individual layers of the image placed on consecutive sheets of the sketchbook. This helps to clarify the important space between the foreground and background.

There’s masks everywhere

We took the boat across to Murano in the afternoon, a great experience to see the source of all the amazing glass work. The downside to the day was the start of a downpour, which lasted all day and night. We made the most of the weather by attempting a night photoshoot down by the fish market. There was lots of good images but we got drenched in the process.


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