>Blue Painted Venetian Windows


Long time, no post! If you have been following me on Twitter, you’ll know that I have been pretty busy this week. I was busy working my regular job; I volunteered at the Cambridge Art Association one day; I dropped off 3 of my small beaded paintings at University Place Gallery for the Art Fair; and I dropped off my beaded Yellow Submarine painting, The Hijack, at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery for this month’s New Members Show!
Finally last night, I had some time to work on the canvas for my beaded St. Mark’s Square a little more. I mostly worked on the buildings to the left of my beaded St. Mark’s Basilica. These first started out just outlined in gray acrylic paint. Then, I painted an off-white over the buildings. Now, I am adding some colour! I also removed the masking tape from the right side of the painting. This portion obviously needs a little work, but my intention is to make it look as though these buildings have somehow gone missing from the painting! They must have deteriorated and sunk into the Grand Canal! What do you think? Back to painting & beading!

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

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