Blue Door, Venice Painting

Venice, Italy

Venice Door watercolor painting by Jennifer Branch.

Original Watercolor Painting on Paper
8" x 6"
$ 250

Add to your Gallery
I'm continuing my little series of Venice Door paintings with this lovely door on to a canal.

The doorways of Venice are something special to paint. Sometimes they're a little funny side street where both your shoulders almost touch the walls, a medieval passage. Sometimes there's a beautiful wrought iron gate with a courtyard glowing beyond. And sometimes they open right onto a canal, like this one.

Is the only way to get into the building from the water? There's certainly no sidewalk. Or if you twist and turn and find the back of the house is there a prosaic entrance on a tiny street. (Please don't tell me, I prefer to wonder in this case!)

The ironwork on the windows and above the door is very plain, with just a slight decoration above the door. Simple, beautiful proportions. The door had been painted so many times that the moulding edges had been blurred under the layers of paint. The stucco is broken in places, and random bricks and stones show through. The whole wall glows in muted, ancient color.

I really enjoyed painting this watercolor. It's very simple but the scene has a lot of what I love about Venice, lovely bright colors, textures, and the wonderful light bounce glimmering from the reflecting water.

Doorways are always such a joy to paint too. Full of possibilities, just behind that blue door. Doesn't it make you want to open it and explore the inside? I know I do!

I'm never going to stop painting Venice!

This original watercolor painting is on Twinrocker handmade watercolor paper, made in the USA by old world paper making techniques.
Gorgeous rough true deckle edges allow you to frame it floating on a mat or encased in one. Paintings will be shipped inside mats for stability, except on request.
I highly recommend floating the deckle edged paper for full visual impact.

Blue Door, Venice Painting

Original painting on handmade Twinrocker paper with deckle edges. 8" x 10" Limited Edition Print in Mat.

Blue Door, Venice Painting

Blue Door in Venice 5" x 7" Limited Edition Print in Mat.

Blue Door, Venice Painting

Gold framed Venice painting 5" x 7" Limited Edition Print in Gold Frame.

Blue Door, Venice Painting

Black framed Venice door painting 5" x 7" Limited Edition Print in Black Frame.

Order Form

To Purchase
Original Watercolor Painting
Shipped in Mat
5" x 7"
Limited Edition Signed Matted Print
$ 250
Purchase Print in 8" x 10" Mat
$ 40
8" x 10" Black Wood Frame
Framed and Matted
5" x 7" Print
$ 65
8" x 10" Gold Wood Frame
Framed and Matted
5" x 7" Print
$ 65

Frames and mats are Made in USA.

Please click to email Jennifer Branch with your order.
We will send you a Square invoice or a link to my Etsy shop.

More paintings you might enjoy: