>Semi-Painted Buildings


For the past couple of days, I have been working on my sinking St. Mark’s Square painting. I took Denise‘s advice and decided to leave the water as it is for now. Instead, I began working on the buildings which will surround my beaded St. Mark’s Basilica. Working from an enlarged photo on my iphone, I painted in some of the structures using gray acrylics. I still have a bit more to do on this section, but for now, I think it’s finally starting to look like something! What do you think? 😮

St. Mark’s Square (Venice, Italy).  Bead embroidery on painted canvas. 
24″ x 36″ (32cm x 46cm). Work in progress.

5 thoughts on “>Semi-Painted Buildings

  1. >What an amazing piece of artwork! I've been following your progress and love the way you incorporate your gorgeous beadwork into a painted canvas. It gives it so much depth and interest.

  2. >What I really love is the combination of the beadwork, which has depth, with the flat painting. So, right below the beadwork, on the water, is a shadow that is real instead of painted to look real. I can quite believe that the beadwork has become dislodged and is sinking down into the water.

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