San Giorgio Maggiore


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Oils, 69x 46cm. May 2008.

The Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore, just past the mouth of the Grand Canal.

The scene has probably been painted several times a day every day since the church was built in the
sixteenth century (designed by the renaissance architect Andreas Palladio) but it's quite inspiring and
probably worth it!

Painting this took my mind back to Venice, which I'd visited a couple of years previously. It was a nice escape
from the undesirable situation I was in at the time, with a stressful and demanding, non art-related job.