Here’s another in my series of Venice Cityscape. Introduction The architecture of Venice is testament to the fact that it … More
Most of the buildings date back to the 13th and 18th centuries. Venice’s little alleyways create its unique charm. It’s a city labyrinth made of islands, canals, pedestrian alleys and bridges. My aim in this series of etches is to capture the Venice I have loved and enjoyed over many years, before it disappears for ever.
The owner of the home where I stayed last time I was in Venice said, “make sure you’re back by nine, otherwise you’ll get wet feet”. Early in the morning I could see people brushing away the water from inside the ground-floor rooms of their homes. This constant threat of flooding combined with a declining population, floods of tourists, water pollution and congestion makes for an unhappy mix.
For the collector, the nearer to number “1” the better. This is when the burr is at its most optimal, creating an image of soft feathery lines. Usually when printing a limited edition will be very similar in terms of color.