Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Venice Stroll II
So this is the large (30x40, oil on canvas) version of the sketch I posted last time, with a detail above. I think it captures the beauty and charm of this corner of Venice at noon. I especially like the figures, that I took from a different photo than the scene. At one point I had painted them holding hands, but then I decided to keep it like the actual pose as you see it here. It has a bit more mystery, I think; you wonder about their relationship more.
What do you think of the large painting vs. the sketch? I did make some changes, the sky, the skyline, and some of the colors. I find that even though I have the sketch to start with, the larger painting needs to find its own way, and I try to let it.
I'll be back to posting sketches next week. I'll be at the Hyde Park Village Art Fair this weekend in Tampa. Hope to see you there!