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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lido Restaurant & Shopping in Venice







The first painting was done of a restaurant on the island of Lido, where the film festival takes place each year. That is also where the beach in in Venice. The second paintign is of the souvineer stalls along the water near St. Mark's Square. I had seen a similar painting that someone did in a book of Venice sketches and had to look around to see where to get a good view. It was fun to try to paint a crowd.

7 comments:

Ai said...

Joan, these are marvelous. I love how you handle the crowd.

AutumnLeaves said...

More Italian gorgeousness! You've captured the light so beautifully in both of these, Joan!

Joan said...

Ai - Thanks. There were just so many people ther.

Sherry - Tahnks so much!

Lin said...

absolutely STUPENDOUS!!! OH I LOVE THAT TOP ONE, JOAN -- THE LIGHT, THE COLORS -- YOU HAVE SOME AWESOMELY PAINTED MEMORIES OF ITALY -- WOWOW!

Jo Castillo said...

These are gorgeous. Nice crowd, you can feel the bustle and movement.

jamila aladdin said...

Hi Joan ... these watercolours are just super ... the tones and hues, the contrast and the beautiful details ... it is just like being on the trip with yo ... it is a really special visit when I visit your blog... I am terribly busy at the moment , so ai may not pop in as often as I wish , But I do view each post..
Take care and keep posting

Michelle Himes said...

Super crowd scene on that second one.