Time to celebrate! 😀
Finally, after 4.5 months of beading and painting, I have finished my Sinking St. Mark’s Square painting! I feel very accomplished! 😀
This piece consists of extreme bead embroidery.
Glass seed beads, Murano glass beads, hammered gold crosses, felt, and acrylic paints were used to create a beaded St. Mark’s Basilica & Campanile. These pieces were then stitched to a 24″ x 36″ acrylic painted canvas depicting a beaded acqua alta.
This painting will forever remind me of the fragile state of Venice, Italy – a magical city that remains in my heart always. ♥
Sinking St. Mark’s Square (Venice, Italy). Bead embroidery on painted canvas.
24″ x 36″ (32cm x 46cm).
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