This is another sketch. I've lost count now and as I didn't paint each one on consecutive pages of the sketchbook, then the numbering is all up the left anyway! I think this is about sketch 30. This was taken from a photo on the Paint My Photo website which is that font of all inspiration for artists who haven't yet been lucky enough to have travelled the world!
It is a shot of Venice and was taken by Oggy who sadly passed away a few months ago. I think he had a wonderful way of looking at the world and his photos of already lovely places managed to capture a little something extra which piqued my interest in wanting to paint it.
No doubt the view from this bridge would have been stunning had Oggy taken it from the top of the bridge looking down but to me, this perspective (perhaps a dog's eye view) adds a whole new level of interest as I get to try my hand at painting the old stone carved bridge which just a tantalising glimpse of river, boats and town below. I painted another of his photos here and again he took an already lovely view and made it altogether more interesting from the point of turning it into a painting.