Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Venice at Night - Thank you Antonello

10" x 13" Watercolor
Arches 140#CP

There is something that just pulls me back to Italy time and time again. I can't seem to get enough of that incredible country! So flickr images of Italy really make me swoon, and the recent posting of Venice at night by Antonello Liguori really had me dizzy with joy! Antonello kindly granted me permission to paint from his masterful photo -- THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Please stop by his flickr stream fto see some incredible, GORGEOUS work!!!

Painting abstracts, using bolder colors, attempting more 'mood' scenes, working a bit on buildings are some painting projects I've been playing with these days. Painting this work allowed me to attempt many of these experiments in one painting. I've tried to keep this work loose and a bit sketchy. Not only was this a really terrific learning experience, but painting Venice also brought me back to a city I love. I am so ready to return to Italy!! Thank you once more, my friend, for also evoking fond, loving memories of my time in Venice!

My goal for 2013 is to continue working on many of these painting projects, approaches and techniques. It'll be an adventure!

What are YOUR goals for 2013?


Joan T said...

Oh, I have to pick up my jaw!!! This is amazingly good!!! I love paintings of night scenes and find them so difficult to do in WC. It looks like you have mastered it. Now I want to try one. I'll have to pull out some photos. Now do I paint or make cookies later? lol Maybe that will be a new thing for me to try in 2013.

This is wonderful! Bravo!!!

Anonymous said...

This is simply gorgeous, Lin - I love the moodiness and the sense of mystery and intrigue that these colours and the scene itself evokes - this is always something that draws me to a painting. And then there is that area of light and warmth that really pulls the viewer in - amazing.

Teri Casper said...

WOWZERS AND MORE WOWZERS!!!! Simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

Teri Casper said...

Congrats on the new grand!!

Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness Lin, just when I think I've seen it all -- you come up with a very different style and do it beautifully. This is incredible and so very different from anything you've done. The dark colors lend a moody feel that is new for you.You just continue to amaze me with your variety of talent. BRAVO X 3!!

My goals for 2013 are simply to be creative every day that I possibly can. I've given up on the "every day" thing because sometimes the energy is just NOT there so I'm trying to be more realistic. But you are a terrific example to follow.