Venice paintings








To me Venice is the most beautiful city in the world. The light, the color, and magnificent architecture surrounded by the canals with the gondolas and boats of all types make it a magical city. In addition it is the birthplace of some of the greatest art of all time including painting, sculpture, and music and to me that makes it irresistible. The beauty of Venice has lured artists there for centuries and captured their hearts and I too have succumbed. The paintings above were done from the apartment I rented with my family on Guidecca and were all painted from either the balcony or the roof terrace.

About Russell Recchion
Russ is an award winning portrait and landscape painter and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He studied and painted extensively in England and Italy. A member of Portrait Artists of Arizona, Brown County Art Guild,Tucson Plein Air Painters Society and the Hoosier Salon, where he was the winner three years in a row for Outstanding work in Portrait, Outstanding work in Landscape, and Outstanding work in any medium. Russell Recchion is listed in John Castagno's American Artists: Signatures & Monograms 1800 to 1989. Metuchen, NJ. Scarecrow Press, 1989.

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