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Let’s plant some flowers to embrace the little outdoor cafe table. Geraniums, some of my favorites, are seen everywhere in Venice so we’ll fill the containers with them. The colorful blossoms are blocked in first, followed by the leaves. Remember, you can enlarge any of these pictures by clicking on the image.
Jack suggested the bud vase on the table filled with fresh pink roses. Isn’t he so romantic? And…… I’m sure you noticed I had signed the painting yesterday at the bottom of the gondola. NO, I’ve not signed it twice. We felt the signature was distracting to the shape of the boat so I painted it out and resigned the painting here.
The umbrella is painted with various mixes of Cobalt Blue + a tiny bit of Pthalo Blue + White. The blue of the ‘brella appears even more intense with the sienna, or basically orange, building behind it. This is because blue and orange are complimentary colors or across the color wheel from each other. Placing them close together makes the umbrella look brighter.
A Touch of Romance 32″ x 44″ Original Oil Painting
We’re done! I have to admit I’m so pleased with how this turned out. There were moments I experienced sheer terror, especially with the water. Thank goodness oil paints are so forgiving. A Touch of Romance is ready to bring the enchantment of Venice to a collector’s home. I’ve enjoyed having you visit our studio. Please come back, I’ll be working on more paintings for my annual Collector Event. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik