Time for a rest by Freda Surgenor

This painting is watercolour on paper and is the eighth in the Venice series.
This is the first one with people in it. I was really taken with this group resting in the sun by the Grand Canal.

See more of Freda’s works:

Freda’s website


  • Arie
    Arieabout 7 years ago

    A lot of detail, but beautifully done Freda. I like the tones, the colours. Although there are many people in it, it shows peace and quiet all over.

  • Thank you Arie

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Harry Gray
    Harry Grayabout 7 years ago

    i love this one !!!the poeple in the background look so relax and the breeze from the water cool on their face as the boats rock awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much for your kind remarks, Firstglance

    – Freda Surgenor

  • hteel
    hteelabout 7 years ago

    Great colors and reflections. Wonderful piece.

  • thanks very much, Harold

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntabout 7 years ago


  • Thanks Douglas

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 7 years ago

    Oh Freda, I am always so impressed by your work and this one certainly holds no exception. I spent about a week on Lido and would regularly cross over to Venice. This would be just how I would remember it and its been more years than I care to mention that I was there. Beautiful work.

  • Thanks so much, Jim. Yes, we stayed at the Lido too. It was worth staying out of Venice, to get that first glance as one crossed over. Magnificent!

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Thornburgart
    Thornburgartabout 7 years ago

    I always love to see the work of a master watercolorist!

  • thank you so much, Matthew, you are very kind.

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienalmost 7 years ago

    Master watercolourist alright! This is awesome painting. Your skill is amazing Freda…it is a privilege to see your work.

  • Thanks Estelle, I feel very honoured by your remarks.

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertialmost 7 years ago

    gorgeous colors, great work!!

  • Thanks Rosina, very much.

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful Freda

  • Thanks Hiroko

    – Freda Surgenor

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKalmost 7 years ago

    Freda this is really good, I love the reflections

  • thank you so much Gloria and thanks also for the fave on Two miniatures.

    – Freda Surgenor

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