Several years ago, I was wandering around various northern Italian cities. I was looking at galleries, churches, grand buildings and anything that caught my eye, with no particular idea of where I was. I sketched this shadowed colonnade, somewhere in the centre of Verona. I found the sketch recently and decided to work it up into a painting. The sepia, almost monochromatic quality reflects the quality of the fading memory, as well as the 'bleaching' nature of the harsh Italian summer sun.
Highest quality artists' oil paint on heavy Italian linen canvas.