Peter Woolley Watercolour Artist
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  • Gondolas, Venice - pencil drawing by Peter Woolley

    Gondolas, Venice


    I sketched this iconic view in preparation for a watercolour demonstration to be included on the Painting Venice DVD.

    I always enjoy finding my way around dark values with a pencil, making sure the necessary highlights are in place to prevent those intense tones from looking too flat and lifeless. Gondolas are surprisingly tricky to render, not least because of the way they become foreshortened in the viewport, hiding just how long and slim many of them are.

    The buildings in the background belong to San Giorgio Maggiore, a 16th Century Benedictine church, built on a small island of the same name, providing the perfect backdrop to the line of gondolas all parked up for the evening, ready for the hordes of returning tourists due the next morning.

    Image Size:
    Pencil Drawing: 297mm x 210mm (still available)

    The original watercolour is also available...
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    Almost all watercolour paintings produced by Peter Woolley are developed from pencil
 sketches made on-site or in the studio. In the course of that development, further working sketches
 are often produced in order to explore the subject and work towards a final, satisfactory
 composition. This drawing is a unique document; if it has been used in the process of creating a finished watercolour, it may contain marks of handling or even spots of watercolour. Such marks should not considered flaws; instead, they should be thought of as an integral part of the character of the drawing. To protect
 its integrity, the artist has signed and dated it on the reverse.

    This original drawing has been produced on 160lb smooth, white paper, with a 2B graphite pencil. For drawing dimensions, please see the main information panel above. The price quoted is for the drawing to be supplied to you unframed, in protective packaging with rigid backing panel, ready to take to a framer. A quote for framed work will be provided on request.

    For a closer view, click on the image.

    Postage costs are calculated separately, according to the delivery address, and will be displayed at the checkout before being added to your order.

    from only £9/month

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