September 30, 2008

(243) Venice Reflections
16 x 20, watercolor
I choose today's painting because the water reflections in Venice create the most amazing designs at every turn. The light is extraordinary, creating a constantly evolving palette of colors and reflections-truly an endless source of inspiration for the photographer as well as the artist. And speaking of design, thanks so much to California artist Diane Bronstein at Inspirations by Design for choosing to feature my paintings on her website today. I am honored! Please click here to visit her very cool website.
Also thanks to all who have emailed to say they missed seeing new work lately--I've gotten stuck in a cleaning, sorting, organizing, inventorying frenzy, but will be back at the easel this week. Ciao!
"The Creator made Italy from designs by Michelangelo"...Mark Twain


Marian Fortunati said...

You're doing what I've been putting off. Good for you. Love the Venice Reflections... Venice is the city where I met and married my husband so it pulls special strings.
Beautiful painting..... beautiful city in so many ways.

Anonymous said...

Italy -- one of my favorite places to visit.

Congrats on being featured.


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love the composition here, Faye, it brings you right into the painting. I also think you shouldn't worry about taking time to clean, sort, organize and inventory! Those are all good things, and while you're doing them, your creative mind is busy gearing up for when you're ready to paint again!

FCP said...

YES, Paz Italy is so enchanting.

And Marian, you met and married your husband in Venice? I hope you get to revisit often. It is such a magical place.

And thanks Kelley--good point! I recall artist Judi Betts explaining to workshop participants that their "daily round" and other creative endeavors always contribute to our next painting. I remember her telling a photographer that her photos taught her about composition and values, and a quilt maker's knowledge of design and color would serve her well in painting. It makes sense that everything we do/see/experience contributes to how we express ourselves in paint, doesn't it?