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on: March 17, 2017, 09:51:29 AM
Venetian landscape in acrylic which I haven't painted in for a long time.  Hope to try impressionistic style.
This is blocking in over pale umber ground.


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Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 01:34:53 PM
Great scene Liz, looking good so far.  O0 This is going to be a real beaut!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 06:23:42 PM
Off to a good start, Liz.

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Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 11:32:39 PM
Thanks, VAL & MAL!
Going to try to add some color next to this monotonous/monochromatic scheme.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 11:35:44 PM by liz »


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Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 12:05:15 AM
Looking good.  This is going to be really nice.

Keep rowing!

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Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 03:12:12 AM
What a difference a little detailing makes! Coming along very nicely. Can envision your gondolier slowly punting along, singing some lovely Italian 'punting' song...do they have punting songs?  ???   Anyway, I'm sure it's a nice Italian song.  ;)

Looking forward to this, coming along beautifully.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 09:13:35 AM
Lovely to see the progress of your interesting painting. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 10:19:07 AM
Looking good so far  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 11:23:05 AM
 :thankyou: DENNIS, WIN, MAL, & VAL for your encouragement! 


I've decided to leave out the posts in the water since they are not in the original reference photo.  In fact there is only water and I ADDED in the gondola because I saw it in another photo.   So this is really a 'trial run' on 11x14 to challenge myself with a 16x20 later.  I wasn't sure I could paint the buildings, but after Portofino with Nolan I got a little courage!  I think this one may be somewhat easier because it is drawn free hand,so not perfect, though still may be recognizable by Venetians. ~Liz


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Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 03:29:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow,Liz, this painting looks so very good.  As a side note, I love seeing your new avatar on stilts.  Gosh, I remember them as a child and what fun we had.     Patricia
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Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 05:33:29 PM
Yikes, Liz.  Is that you on stilts?  How many years ago was that?

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Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 11:22:36 PM
Hi Patricia and MaryAnne,


My husband said I last walked on those stilts 25 years ago! Unbelievable, but I know I can still walk on them!  My nephew made them for a David and Goliath play for their church VBS (Vacation Bible School) and I got to try them in my sister's yard when I visited Kauai that summer so many years ago.


So this is what's going on with my painting:
I thought the colors of the buildings were unexciting.  Soooo I started to change the colors, covering all the windows; I painted over the posts which looked like they didn't belong in the painting.  Then I practiced some glazing over the sky adding sunlight and blue sky where there was none.  Long story short the painting is now becoming a figment of my imagination, like Terri's recent painting of a burlesque dancer (?).  Next post coming soon.  ~Liz


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Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 06:34:09 AM
Sounds intriguing Liz, look forward to seeing the next stage.  :clap:
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Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 07:21:27 AM
Liz,

I'd be terrified to walk to stilts.  How do you get down?

Looking forward to seeing the modified painting.

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Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 09:09:19 AM
😃. You see the wall? I walked there to get off the stilts.  You can drop both stilts and jump, but then you can fall on the stilts which is what I did as a kid.  Not a good idea.  These were around the height of the wall.so it was easy!


Hope o work on my painting after church today.
-Liz


 

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