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 Mosaic Variation 12.6.15, matted and framed.  Inspired by the floor mosaics of the Basilica San Marco in Venice

Returning to Venice next week but difficulty with Wifi so here is a taste of the last few days with lots more to follow when we return home. 

maturday and Italy day three

A hillside in Tuscany remembered…31.1.16, matted and framed…

…as we head to the Tuscan hills for a few days. 

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Foro Romano 30.5.15 matted and framed.

Next stop The Eternal City.


Our last visit was on the 19th of July 1999 as you can see.  
It’s been far too long. 
Stay tuned 🙂

a day without color


 

I think you know me well enough by now to know where my thoughts are today. Our memorable visit to family in Las Vegas in April 2015 included a visit to the magnificent Red Rock Canyon only a forty minute drive from Downtown and which I featured on Day 115 of my 365 day challenge that year. On returning home it led to a painting of the Canyon featured on Day 134 together with its accompanying colorful palette. Today’s image is that same palette in monochrome, a way for me to express without words my feelings of sorrow, heartache and sympathy for all those lost and suffering from the tragic events that have taken place in a city that is always so full of life, color and excitement.

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Finale Ligure reflection matted and framed.

The window is from the Youth Hostel in Finale Ligure, Castello Vuillerman, where we stayed in 1999. We’ll never forget climbing the more than three hundred steps with packs on our backs to the Castello where the views of the city were well worth the climb.

The first variation in ink and water-colour repurposed from Studio 365:Day 145

…the journal entry from our visit

  …and the original window reflection.

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Venice study I 22.5.15 matted and framed

Returning in a few weeks for the first time since July 1999 as you can see from my journal.


…can’t wait for more “Asiago and Pomodori at the Palazzo” 🇮🇪

WPC: Layered

Layered I 20.9.17

In response to this week’s Photo Challenge: Layered in which Ben asked us to “explore the interplay of texture and depth” and share “a layered image of your own,” it was out to the studio and a serendipitous exploration of the merging of layers of acrylic colours, the results of which couldn’t have been more pleasing. I hope you agree.

Layered II 20.9.17

Take a look at another “Over my shoulder” video to see how Layered I was created

Over my shoulder VIII: Layered

If you would like to see more over my shoulder videos here are the links: over my shoulder I, over my shoulder II,  over my shoulder III,  over my shoulder IV and V: Life Imitates Art,  over my shoulder VI: making marks, over my shoulder VII: Here and Now