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Take a peek into my studio and See what inspires me to create my paintings and what’s been happening in my studio and on my travels.

I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Painting Idea from my trip to Venice

I spent most of my day looking at my pics from our recent Venice trip and doing some sketches for my next painting of Venice. So many pictures I took have a very complicated, canal view perspective and I was not in the mood to start another difficult painting, so I ended up using one of my pictures from my trip to Venice with a frontal view and easy perspective reflecting the many beautiful and interesting buildings in Venice. So After many, many sketches I came up with this rough idea done in water colour pencils.

This painting will be part of my Travel series and painted in my colourful, whimsical, illustrative style. I don't yet have a name for the painting, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.

I began drawing the sketch onto my 50 x 60 cn canvas today and then started blocking in some colour for the 1st wash. I will be basically working with 3 colours for the facades: Salomn, yellow orchre, burt sienna with lots of warm and contrasting highlights on all the buidlings. I decided that the step banister from my sketch looked a little wonky so I changed it to a frontal view to fit in better with the overall composition.

The longest part is pretty much done now: blocked in most of all the colours except for the window panes and gondola. Next stage will be to complete those items and then do some modeling work and contrasts.

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