As the year came to an end, for December the Virtual Paintout gang went to a gorgeous and romantic place... Venice, Italy. Vevie had a blast riding a virtual gondola along the canals.
Since I was sick ALL of December, I'm tickled I actually finished this painting, even though I'm late getting it posted here.
Here is the original location, looking into the restaurant Trattoria Sempione. I loved the glow of the chandelier, which actually showed up better in other photos, and the greenery and flowers. (click on any pics to enlarge)
I played in photoshop, and decided on this treatment (Vevie had a dinner date with a suave Italian Gondola Cat, and you can see her up above, peeking to see if he has arrived yet):
I didn't get too many wip photos (work in progress photos), but here are a few:
This is a close up of the some of the wrought iron, old bricks and flowers:
And that lovely chandelier:
We can't forget Vevie:
And the finished painting:
"Are You Here, My Love?"
Calla di San Marco,
9 x 12 acrylic on
As always, anyone is welcome to join the Virtual Paintout gang. Each month Bill Guffey leads us somewhere new in the world, via Google Street View. All the details are HERE, so come, join us for 2014!
Vevie (rhymes with Stevie)