"Tourists in Venice"
Original Watercolour by Jean Haines
I am working on a series of large paintings including full sheet and larger for galleries and exhibitions. It is quite thrilling placing colour across large expanses of white paper. The freedom of space allows room for expressive brushstrokes and also detail on favourite sections.
I loved how the light played on the domes so here I aimed to capture the magic of my visit to Venice. Sun shone on my face and everyone around me seemed so full of life and vibrant energy from being in the venue that so many love to visit
The statues were a sheer joy to play with in abstract form.
But most of all I adored adding the abstract figurative work in the foreground. Bold colours almost making a statement of tourists stepping into yesteryear , making a difference to a scene that has been loved in history for so long.
Hints of figures via bold abstract brush marks.
I could paint this scene a million times and never tire of the endless possibilities for even more exciting results.I can completely understand why Venice is an artists favourite and why so many paintings have been created inspired by such incredible beauty.
It is time to start a new piece and take all that I have loved from this piece into the next. I have that " buzz" that all artists feel when they are about to start something incredible.
Life couldn't be better!