I have not posted in about two weeks! I was busy last weekend with a 3-day show and it's only in the last few days that I had time to work on my latest watercolor painting, the scary Venetian door knocker. It is now almost finished.
Please note that the shadow at the top of the picture below is not in the painting - I took the picture inside.
As for a title, I am currently playing with the following:
-Into the Lion's Den
-Home, Sweet Home
What do I like about it?
- it gave me great practice painting texture of flaking paint over weathered wood
- I am rather happy with the metal, especially on the knocker itself
- The theme will be perfect for a Feb. 2012 show, "Fantasy of Reality", where I have to present 2-3 paintings.
- It is for me a great reminder of the several lion head door knockers I have seen in Venice.
What detract from this painting?
-it's somewhat scary, don't you think?
-it's not what your average art buyer is looking for:-)
What do you think?
I wish all my American friends a great Thanksgiving weekend.