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the regatta

Here’s a view of the “Venice Hospitality Challenge” regatta, organized by the Venice Yacht Club.

I’m usually obsessed by the sharp light, contrasts and vivid colors but this time i wanted to look into the distant fog to try with subtle shades for a change… 

We’re on the venetian lagoon, of course. In the distance you can almost see the shape of Lido island. The sailing boats race along it and then come towards us. The leading ones are already out of the distant fog and lit by a pale sun… The foreground is even clearer, revealing the ripples on the water.

This painting is all grey, with a little ochre yellow and bluish-green that belongs to the water here in Venice…

 

“The Regatta” – Oil painting on linen canvas (16x27cm) – 290€

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