“Venice never quite seems real, but rather an ornate film set suspended on the water.” Frida Giannini
For quite some time I had been thinking about painting “A close up of Gondola’s in Venice” and then I came across a reference photo in PIXABAY which seemed a perfect composition. So I went ahead and created my today’s watercolor painting on one of my favourite papers, Chitrapat handmade paper .
Chitrapat paper comes in two different textures namely the “ Rough” and the “Matt”. I always work with the rough textured paper and unfortunately I purchased a whole pad of twenty sheets of Matt textured version which did not work for my kind of techniques. If you are new to watercolor painting I would highly recommend to stick to rough textured paper as it is fantastic to work with especially the “wet on wet” technique.