St. Marks Square, Venice by Freda Surgenor

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This painting is watercolour on paper.

This is number nine in the series on Venice. I was struck by the contrast between the deep shadow of the arched colonnade and the square outside. And just a peek of the Basilica. As it was early morning, only a few people were about and lovely long shadows. I used just a few of the very many pigeons to lead the eye away, across the square.

Thank you all again so much for the numerous faves and watches. I really do appreciate these.

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arches, buildings, city, people, pillars, watercolour


  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 6 years ago

    Even if this were a photograph it would be a masterful shot due to its great composition (and I thought it was at first glance), but to be a watercolour with this kind of detail just amazes me. Freda, you set the standard so high – this is a masterpiece without question.

  • Thank you very much, Jim, I really do appreciate your kind comments.

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 6 years ago

    Freda, you are THE master in watercolour ! MA A G N I F I Q U E !!!

  • Thank you so much, Corinne

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensover 6 years ago

    Beautiful Freda. You are indeed a master.

  • thank you very much Peter

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienover 6 years ago

    Masterpiece is the word! When ever I see the thumbnail of one of your paintings I know I am in for a treat…but this is just superb. I cannot begin to imagine how you achieved such a magnificent result! The perfect detail, the shadow and light, the architecture…words fail me! It is a privilege to see your work Freda.

  • Estelle, you are so very kind, thank you very much

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Troy Wekwerth
    Troy Wekwerthover 6 years ago

    Great painting Freda

  • thank you, dear Troy.

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Yeddles
    Yeddlesover 6 years ago

    this is what one only aspires to be…..

  • Thank you so much and for adding me to your watchlist

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntover 6 years ago

    This is phenomenal! Apart from saying that, I’m speechless!

  • Thank you Douglas and for the fave

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Carole Russell
    Carole Russellabout 6 years ago

    Your work is amazing – you are sooooooo talented

  • Aw, thanks Carole

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Rachael Gorton
    Rachael Gortonalmost 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful – amazing!

  • Thank you very much Rachael

    – Freda Surgenor

  • kallaln
    kallalnalmost 4 years ago

    Quality work freda

  • Thank you Kallain

    – Freda Surgenor

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