Robert Brindley

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Venice 12th May

The sun is still shining!!
Just a half day's painting today, so we stayed on the Lido & painted the view towards the island of San Lazzaro.
Because of it's location, this small island was an ideal place for a leper colony from the twelfth to the sixteenth century. In 1717 it was given by the ruling council of Venice to a group of Armenian monks.These eighteen monks built a monastery, restored the old church, and enlarged the island to about four times the original size!

My Watercolour sketch of the island

Fingers crossed for another good day tomorrow.......or is that being greedy?!


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