Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Silent Venetian - A Mascarone

I have had the pleasure of a  visit by my son for the past 10 days and during this time had very little time for painting.  Now, it's back to work!
I consider my latest mascarone painting finished, at least for the time being. I really enjoyed working on it, but I feel the need to move on:-)

I have already cropped the picture a bit at the top. In matting and framing (20" X 24" frame, matted to 14" X 18", I may crop a bit more. The colors are not quite right on my monitor...there is more golden sand color in the face, I would say.

This should make a great companion piece to my "Gate Keeper", another mascarone. The title " The Silent Venetian" is still only tentative - it does not quite convey the nobility of this face.

What do you think?

Red Bubble has just featured this painting ( Satruday, 23 July). Thank you, Red Bubble!


  1. He looks great - and I like the name :) xx

  2. Thank you, Pat! I am glad that you like the name...I may keep it then:-)

  3. super finish christiane . i liked the original format ... glad your show was a success .

  4. I am glad that you like it, Jane. I may try to show a bit more of the painting when I mat it.

  5. It's beautiful. You are so good at watercolor! I love the touches of purple.

  6. You are so sweet, Theresa! Thank you.

  7. Lovely work.
    It has been delightful
    to visit your gallery.
    Good Creations

  8. BrandNewStudio, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I hope that you will drop in again.