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Alan Dixon

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on: August 25, 2013, 02:09:47 PM
9" x 12" Acrylic on framed canvas. My Daughter and her family are in Venice at this moment so I did this painting to give them as a memento when they return.


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Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 03:16:52 PM

The Venice canal scene is beautiful.  What a thoughtful gift.


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Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 03:47:59 PM
Alan I'm sure they'll treasure this. Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Your gondolier and gondola are excellent.  O0
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Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 06:24:37 PM
Well done, Alan!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Your gift will be much appreciated, I'm sure.
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Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 09:54:14 AM
Very nice, both your painting and the gesture. They'll appreciate it!


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Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 11:30:07 AM
Cool.  The side canals are usually 3 maybe 4 feet deep.


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Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 07:35:37 PM
Good composition, Alan!  I especially like the buildings alongside the canal!  You did a good job!  O0


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Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 08:04:35 PM
Alan, I love the Canal  :painting:   

Please, know that I am kind of a newbie here, so this may not be good advice, but here goes my 2cents anyway.  I think there should be a 'bit of shadow' under the window sills, especially the yellow building at the far end of the canal.  Just my opinion, ignore it if you disagree   :blush:

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