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.