Ca’ d’Zan, Ringling Museum of Art, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL


Ca’ d’Zan, Ringling Museum of Art, was painted en plein air using oil on canvas. This small study was painted during one of Light Chasers weekly painting outings.

I found an interesting and informative perspective which allowed me to include the majestic Royal Palms that line the Bayfront. I also sought to include the mansion. The backyard deck extends into the Bay and faces Longboat Key.

The 36,000 square-foot house sits on a waterfront site 1,000 feet long and 3,000 feet deep. It is five stories tall and has a full basement. Constructed from terra cotta “T” blocks, concrete and brick, it is covered with stucco and terra cotta and embellished with glazed tile. Decorative tile medallions, balustrades and ornamental cresting in soft red, yellow, green, blue and ivory highlight the pink patina of the stucco and terra cotta exterior.

More information about Ca’ d’Zan can be found here.