Thursday, September 3, 2009

Venice Twilight

Title: Venice Twilight
Size: 20 x 24
Medium: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
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This painting really glows because of the bright colored underpainting and many layers of oils applied with brush and then heavier with horizontal strokes of knife. Details are also added with palette knife and I had to add bits of gold paint heavier with a knife because there is so much actual gold in the ancient and beautiful mosaics here in St. Mark's Basilica of Venice.
My recent visit to Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace. I am a bit jet lagged still! What a place this Piazza is and so many millions of pieces of gold line the Doge's Palace in beautiful guilded mosaic form. They tell ancient stories that you must see to believe. The view of this painting is looking across the grand canal at the Square where all the lovely Gondolas are docked. This light was golden and breathtaking at the end of this day. I will post some photos soon.

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