The Palazzo Mocenigo Casa Vecchia on the Venice Grand Canal was built in the 16th and later remodeled in the 17th century. It is a typical gothic Venetian style. (Can't you just see a goth vampire movie set at night here? It definitely helps that Lord Byron rented it for awhile.)
I'm not even a little bit interested in painting dark goth drama, I want to paint sunny Venice in this one! Bright sparkling light reflecting blue and gold on the balcony. A gorgeously patined great door. There are always shadows in Venice, but this shadow has lively energy in it.
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