Venice Sunset

Oil on canvas board, 51cm x 77cm

I painted this as a wedding present for my nephew who proposed to his wife while they were on a holiday in Venice. 

Whenever I paint for someone, especially when it's a wedding gift, I think about them while I'm painting and ask for a blessing over them. I'm a romantic at heart, so it wasn't hard for me to imagine the two of them in a gondola in Venice and in love! (I painted them in the corner).
The light was very important to me in this painting, especially the colours reflecting the movement on the water.