Saturday, February 02, 2008

The gondolier

I was at last able to finish this watercolour I started ages ago. I rather liked the look of this coolly indifferent be-jewelled gondolier when we took traghetto across the Grand Canal last summer, so I made sure I took a few snapshots of him and the Pescheria behind and made a kind of drawing and painting composite from the photos that I displayed on my computer screen.
345mm x 450mm watercolour on Winsor and Newton watercolour paper


Blogger Penny said...

this is great. I am so glad you are back into colour again.
Like the other sketches too. Know what you mean about not telling children what are good subjects to take, here I think it is even more confusing as each state has a different education system.

2/02/2008 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Detlef said...

Julie this fabulous. He really looks like an interesting fellow. The background and foreshortening of the pole (is that the technical term?) are wonderful. You should be really happy with it, impressive indeed.

2/03/2008 12:52 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Venice must have been a splendid experience for you to visit. Loved the pics you did when you were there and this adds to them. It must be a city of great shapes, colours and filtered light. But does it smell?

2/03/2008 2:00 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Penny I was lucky yesterday, Robin did the child-minding so I could finish this.
Thanks Detlef I'm glad you like it.
Wendy, it was wonderful and no when I was there it didn't smell - I think it depends on how high the tides are at the time.

2/03/2008 3:48 PM  

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