Venice and the Amalfi Coast

For a watercolour painter, the lure of the light of Italy is hard to resist. Rod has made repeated visits to Venice, and painted many street and canal scenes in the soft morning light, often before the crowds appear en masse. The Amalfi coast is one of the most spectacular drives in Europe, with its towns and villages seeming to defy gravity, and cling to the cliffs and hillsides which plunge into the sea. On this coast, there is a painting around every corner. Here are a number of never seen before paintings of these two stunning places.

Artwork
Shimmering light, the Grand Canal
Shimmering light, the Grand Canal
Sparkling sunlight, Venice
Sparkling sunlight, Venice
Blue morning
Blue morning
Shimmering sunlight, the Rialto
Evening light, North from Accademia
Evening light, North from Accademia
Morning light, Rio di San Barnaba
Morning Light, Rio di San Barnaba
Morning haze, Dorsoduro
Morning haze, Dorsoduro
Dorsoduro boats
Dorsoduro boats
In the shade
In the shade
The old boatyard, Squero di San Trovaso
The old boatyard, Squero di San Trovaso
Daybreak, San Giorgio Maggiore
Daybreak, San Giorgio Maggiore
Before the rush
Before the rush
On a Summer afternoon
On a Summer afternoon
Sunrise, the Doge's Palace
Sunrise, the Doge's Palace
Golden afternoon, Venice
Golden afternoon, Venice
Evening light, from Accademia
Evening light, from Accademia
Summer evening, Riva Degli Schiavoni
Summer evening, Riva Degli Schiavoni
Waiting for the vaporetto
Waiting for the vaporetto
Morning light
Morning light
A quiet mooring
A quiet mooring
St Mark's quintet
St Mark's quintet
St Mark's quartet
St Mark's quartet
Piazza San Marco quartet
Piazza San Marco quartet
Evening concerto, Piazza San Marco
Evening concerto, Piazza San Marco
Gleaming light, the Doge's Palace
Gleaming light, the Doge's Palace
Morning, Dorsoduro canal
Morning, Dorsoduro canal
Afternoon shadows, Venice
Afternoon shadows, Venice
Setting up, beneath the Rialto
Setting up, beneath the Rialto
Morning, Fondamenta del Forner
Morning, Fondamenta del Forner
Morning, Positano
Morning, Positano
Sparkling sea, the Amalfi Coast
Sparkling sea, the Amalfi Coast
Vesuvius rising above the Bay of Naples
Vesuvius rising above the Bay of Naples
Positano sunlit
Positano sunlit
Sun bathed Amalfian villa
Sun bathed Amalfian villa
High Summer, above Villa Ruffolo, Ravello
High Summer, above Villa Ruffolo, Ravello
Amalfi seascape
Amalfi seascape