Ripples 1: Venice (Yellow window)
In the last of my posts on Venice, which also happened to be a post about the 5th of my 2007 paintings of the watery city, I hinted at the prospect that a new collection of works painting in homage to Venice would surely follow. Well today I am excited to share with you the newest painting to come off my easel, a creation which not only marks a new homage to La Serenissima herself, but also represents my first completed effort of 2014 (something I only realised when I was close to signing it 2013 by mistake – near disaster averted).
Unlike my previous Venice works, which explored the beauty of the city itself as well as the wonder of Venice reflected in the ripples of its canals, all reference to the permanent structures above water have now gone, and sole focus has moved to the wonderful watery image which presides below.
In this first attempt at capturing those rippled images, I have created something which is first a window, but second of all an abstract image which flows and merges to create different more unfamiliar forms in its partnership of yellows and blues.
The work, which is my 13th exploration in the medium of gouache which I discovered last year, is already set to be one of my favourites of the lot, and I’m excited about painting a whole lot more ripples to add to this one, and to seeing where the collection will lead me.
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