Monday, March 24, 2008
Gondolas in Venice - SOLD
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7"x 10" oil on canvas. Available.
This little painting is from one of my dear photos taken in the fall of 2006. I was able to capture this scene while crossing a little bridge on the way to eat real Italian pizza. The trip to northern Italy and the Greek Isles was life changing in that it was the catalyst to my painting again. I've been at the easel for six months and have now painted from one of my Venice photos for the first time. I simply fell in love with Venice and I was only there a half a day! I haven't wanted to paint my favorite place until I was ''ready" and had the courage. This weekend I was ready and painted it small– 7"x10"– to force myself to limit the detail. I wasn't too successful with that, I just kept picking up that small brush! I really wanted the water to sparkle and I think I achieved that. In fact, I like it a lot and much better than the photo of it! Why can't I ever get a good photo of my paintings? I move the painting every way possible to avoid those light reflections but I always get those little white dots that look like the canvas showing through the paint. If someone out there can tell me how to avoid that, I'd love ya!