Sunday, April 19, 2015

Santa Maria di Salute, Venice

A view across the quay and the loitering gondolas at the vast baroque church of Salute. It's the kind of view that's been done a thousand times but remains irresistible.

It's an etching, about 4" by 6," printed at the Open Studio in Toronto, Ontario. The uniform blue was applied with a technique called chine collé, in which a layer of tissue-thin tinted paper is laid down between the etching plate and the support paper.


  1. How many of these etchings exist?

    1. I planned the edition at 50, iirc, but I never had the time to pull the full run. Probably around 20, of which 2 or 3 are unsold. I still have the plate, so hopefully I can print the balance in future.