Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Second Post- even more intimidating for me than the first:-)

This will be the second post on my blog. But, I now have a few followers... Panic! this means that real people may read this post! I don't have any masterpieces to show, no new technique to share...but I suppose that's not what it's all about, is it? We all have doubts about the value of what we create. However, as one of you told me so wisely this week, we are all in this for mutual support as we develop in our art.

Without further ado, then, I will post another of my "Memories of Venice" series, a second doorway. It is called "Venetian Guardian" for the carved head that seems to guard the entrance to this Venetian home. … a four-century old guardian. The crumbling brickwork, the intricate ironwork on and above the door, all of this is typical of the fading beauty that is so unique to Venice. It is inspired from my own photo taken on a rather overcast day...I invented the light and the warmth this time:-)
 It is painted on Arches 140 lb CP with mostly W&N and Da Vinci paints and measures about 14" X 19". Until Sept. 20th it is hanging  in a two-women show (the two women being my good friend and very talented oil painter, Carol Penny, and  myself) at Mariposa Farm,  just outside of Ottawa, Canada.
What I like the most about this painting is the top half of the walls where I used the pouring technique: I was happy about the warmth around the carved head and the contrast with the other, cooler parts of the wall. I may redo this painting before long and use a less loose approach for the ornate ironwork on the door and the bricks. 
What do you think?

Venetian Guardian art cards (highest quality)

Smaller note cards printed by artist


  1. look at you go!!! this is really nice, going to enjoy this blog, lots!!! thanks!!

  2. Thank you for the great encouragement Cindi!

  3. I thought i posted a comment earlier but it did not show. If you see two by me that is why.. smile!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comments re: my paintings. it was so nice to see you there.
    Even better, i got to find your blog and i enjoyed seeing what you are doing. For a busy girl, you sure are getting a lot done! Good job!
    I have the luxury of painting full-time and do not seem to get as much done. I think it might be the coffee breaks i enjoy so much. hehe!!

    Your work is beautiful.
    Many blessings,

    ross lynem

  4. Thank you so much Ross for stopping by and for your kind comments.
    I will keep returning to your blog to see what beautiful art work you are creating between coffee breaks:-)