Monday, July 20, 2009
Dusk in Venice
Dusk was just falling as Judy and I walked along the canal during one of the last nights we spent in Venice.... (can be already be a month ago???!!). Everything had a soft blue hue to it, and the lamplights were just coming on, casting a soft yellow, pink, blue glow .... I wanted to keep this painting simple, and 'dusk-ish' rather than toward a darker evening ... I remember how it was a softly warm night, stores were closed, but diners were just beginning to fill the outdoor tables and chairs. I love that time of the day - when day just BEGINS to turn into night ... it seems as though the day holds its breath to linger a few minutes longer, and night, patiently allows the day its last goodbyes.
For a Sunday, it was fairly busy for us. We planted a few more fruit trees -- persimmon -- certainly the wrong time of year, but sometimes it's the only time you have, made some lavender cookies for a talk I have to give next month, cooked a bit, and spent some time working and painting in my garden. Fun!
I'm off to a busy, meeting-filled week ... we're expecting spots of rain throughout the week and my fingers are crossed that rain will fall on these newly planted trees!
Have a good one!