Sunday, 12 June 2011

Venice, Italy

Hubby and I are starting to plan our holiday in Europe next year and on my list of places to visit is this canal in Venice.


I've shown you this painting before.   Here is the same spot although a different photo image than the one I used for my painting.

Photo by Stuart Black

I can enlarge the photo but it is blurry but I think you will see that it is the same spot I painted.  For a better view of the photo visit here.  Imagine my delight when after some internet detective work, hubby and I have found where this is in Venice.  It is on the canal Rio Fava and there are a number of hotels very close.  If I'm really lucky, fingers crossed, I might be able to persuade hubby to stay in the area one night.  It would be a dream come true.

I now have a Pinterest account and have been adding images of places I'd like to visit.  Some of them are so beautiful, I need to paint them.  Lot's of dreaming going on right now.

Bye for now,

Anne  xx

14 comments:

Catherine said...

Good for you Anne!..on the Pinterest & the holiday plans! You are such a clever artist. I have great admiration for your ability on that one : ) What nice photos of your daughter..looks like you all had a really lovely 21st celebration. Hope you have a good week. Much love Catherine x

Victoria said...

Enjoy planning your trip to Venice. We were lucky enough to go a few years ago. Magical. x

bad penny said...

Good to dream ! I have a feeling that you WILL get to that place ! How wonderful, I've never been to Venice.

willywagtail said...

Wonderful. Have you read any of the istorical novels set in Venice? They paint a most unusual world and fascinating too. I love your painting - it reminds me of my little drawing that I bought and it cost neither of us $175. Cherrie

duchess_declutter said...

0h lucky you. I'm dead jealous. Have a great time planning it all - I think that is half the fun! Venice is on my 'must revisit' list - was there once about 25 years ago!

Menopausalmusing said...

You have quite a talent there. The planning of a holiday is such fun!

SarahB said...

OMG Anne, your painting is fabulous!! You are multi-talented!!

I'd love to go to Venice too, Hubby went on a school trip but I've never been.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend....

S x

Sue said...

Oh I would love to go to Venice. Hubby went to a conference there a few years ago and promised he would take me one day...well, I'm still waiting! I've always wanted to go. It is definitely on my list of places I want to visit soon. I love your painting too. If you do go to Italy, visit Rome as well, amazing! S x

Pomona said...

I would love to go to Venice - my parents visited recently, and really enjoyed it, although I think it is a pretty expensive place to eat and drink!

Pomona x

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a beautiful painting! You are a talented artist for sure.

I would love to go to Venice too...
I did a blog to my son shows photos he took in Italy, principally of Venice. If you have the time, clique on IMAGES - Photos from Italy to see.

Have a nice week ahead.

4 Lil' Girls said...

Lucky lucky you, i would love to visit Venice. Went to see Rome last year & oh wow!!! Italy is sooooo beautiful & the food, my absolute fav food:p I hope you have a wonderful trip
Karen x

SarahB said...

Me again!! Just a little note to say check out today's post over at mine - you've won an award....

S x

Jacey said...

Oh my, I adore your painting. Scott and I went to Venice in September and your painting brings it all back. Its a truly beautiful place and so are the surrounding islands, my favourite was Burano. Enjoy planning the rest of your exciting trip. xx

Cheryl said...

Never been to Venice, despite living in Italy for a few years. My parents went when I was at school. I still hold it against them, although thinking about it and I can see why! Glad you have Italy on your list. You will love it.