i heart venice
i heart Venice 2
Venice sunset gondalas 2

sigh. i still haven’t properly sorted through our italy photos, but have some lovely ones from our british traveling companion nigel from venice that i uploaded a few of on my flickr. our camera actually pooped out mid weekend photo-shoot and nigel took up the slack and bore with me and my attempts to art direct. these shots are all nigel though. lovely…. aren’t they? a huge highlight was our night time gondola ride to celebrate hugh’s 40th with the only female gondelier. my oh my, she was amazing… singing through the night around the turns. i’ll never forget the ornate spooky scenes of people standing in shadows and moss covered iron doors illuminated in candlelight as we smoothly slipped by. wow. the rasberry champagne that we drank on the boat and subsequent black squid meal was pretty memorable too 🙂

upon our return i painted this painting of an elephant in a silver boat with the deep waters i recalled from that mysterious city and the brilliant rich colored buildings falling in to the lagoon.
Venezia Elephant
this one is printed on high quality luster paper that fits perfectly in my new mattes! it will be part of a series of layered paintings i’m going to offer in my shop soon.
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