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Friday, February 18, 2011

#30 & #31 Venice, Italy- Sheryl Hawkins



Just as I was getting excited about Spring arriving soon- we have been having terrible rainy, cloudy days!  Back to the reference photo files.  This time, I went through the Italian vacation photos- always many painting possibilities in that file.  I tried to make these a little looser than my usual, but got pulled in by all the details on the carnival masks!  The produce boat on the canal gave me another chance at people and I mostly concentrated on scale and proportion.


watercolor on 140lb cold press

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow, Sheryl...the masks are really cool and your bricks are incredible! What a great way to document your trip.

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Lorrie Klosterman said...

These are intriguing pictures, with such life going on even with the masks. Great diversity and colors and patterns for us to enjoy.

Claire M said...

I must admit that I had to do a double-take on these paintings. It is amazing what you have captured. Very appealing!