This painting of The Palazzo Santa Sofia on the Grand Canal, Venice, provides an  opportunity to focus on a figure and ground, shape and colour geometry, in a wide format.  The arcading of The Palazzo Santa Sofia, part of the elegantly proportioned façade of the  building, with its’ primary interplay of verticals and horizontals moderated by curves and  circles, rhythmically punctuates the picture plane. The basic underlying architectural  structure is overlaid with a fairly elaborately detailed surface and these patterns and  textures provide an extra visual enrichment. On a personal level this is an important painting, in that it is larger, more elaborate and more ambitious than much of my work.
28 x 60 x ¾ in / 71 x 152 x 2 cm  unframed          35½ x 67½ x 2⅜ in / 90.5 x 171.5 x 6 cm  framed   The painting is protected with Matt UV Varnish.  A white frame, as illustrated, comes with this painting.  
NICK HAIS                                                ‘Venice Façade – Palazzo Santa Sofia’                               NH460   Acrylic on Canvas   2014 £9,600