Venice Through my Painter's Eyes

by Helen K Beacham
(Summerville, SC, USA)

Rosso Veneziano

Rosso Veneziano

Rosso Veneziano
It's a Party!
Outside Dining (Florian's)
Venetian Glass II

I’ve been painting Venice watercolors for many years now! Every year, I take adult painting students with me. I rent an apartment for 2 or 3 weeks, always in different parts of the City because I want to get to know more and more about Her.

I’m always happy to show my students the fabulous “must see’s”, but THEN I take them to my favorite out-of-the-way places and THAT’s when they get to see Venice through my painter’s eyes! Burano, Murano, the Lido, Giudecca, San Giorgio Maggiore….they all add up to a well-rounded appreciation of what Venice has to offer.

I have favorite restaurants and there’s such a feeling of familiarity when the same smiling waiters are there, year after year. Sometimes we just pick up some fresh produce from the outdoor markets and treat ourselves to a home-cooked meal.

When it’s finally time to board the plane to leave again, I cry. When I’m home, I dream about Her and I count the days till I can get back. Since I've just returned, you can imagine which state I'm in right now, can't you?!

Maria's reply: Such a lovely post and your paintings... wow! I love them. They so capture the very soul of Venice.

Of the pictures you've shared here my favourite is the Rosso Veneziano one - it is truly a beautiful work of art. I went and had a look at your website too and there was one of the Rialto Market which I adored as well - in fact I shared it on my Facebook page today.

Keep up the great work and maybe next time you are in Venice we could meet for a cup of coffee :-)

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I love your kind words, Maria! "Rialto Market: After Hours" is one of my favorites too! The glow of the light in Venice is extra special to me...unlike what we can see here in the United States. Thanks for this platform and for sharing my work! p.s. I've followed you for a while now and LOVE seeing a new post from you. Thanks for what you do!



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