Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Venetian Light", 12x16, oil on masonite, Venice study, gondolier, Venice, Italy, canals

"Venetian Light", 12x16, oil on masonite

This was a quick study of a complex scene. I wanted to simplify the scene so that the light was the dominant centerpiece of the scene, rather than getting bogged down in a lot of details. I also experimented with  some earth colors like raw sienna and terra rosa, and found it advantageous to have earth colors on the palette when painting the ochres of Venice.Considering it only took a couple hours, I wasn't disappointed with it, since I accomplished what I had set out to do.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please send me an email at maryannejacobsen@aol.com.

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