Thursday, 26 November 2009

Funerale di Venezia

I tried to paint from one of the many photos of Venice I have. Most of them portray little canals or alleys of houses with amazing facades, very commonly transformed in hotels. We, tourists of Venice, are about 20 million per year, so no wonder there are that many hotels rising in the city. But there is the other side of the coin. On 14th of November the Venetians performed a mock funeral, the »Funeral of Venice«, with a procession of gondolas along the Grand Canal. With it they wanted to point out the problems of this unique city, with it's population shrinking under 60 thousand which is the minimum for an inhabitat place to be called city. Inhabitants are leaving Venice in search for work and as they can't afford rising housing costs anymore. It was a call to demonstrate that new strategies are needed to keep this city alive.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Color triads

Just discovered a great exercise on WetCanvas! about painting with primary colors alone and what a palette were they able to create from them. So very inspired, I painted this quick sketch as my first try to find new color possibilities.
I love painting buildings, so I enjoyed these few minutes a lot...

I'm off to the telly now, as shortly our football team will be playing the second leg against Russia in the qualifications for the World Cup 2010. Cross the fingers!:)

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Warm hands

Is your letter-box also full of publicity every day? Day after day offers on food, clothes and furniture are being brought in front of our households. They usually travel directly from my letter-box to the waste paper bin. But yesterday one of the papers made a stop on my drawing desk, serving as a painting motif for this painting.

Monday, 9 November 2009

November challenge

Not happy with the results of today's painting at all. I made lots of mistakes in this one.
I'm sure Matej's version will be very nice. Check it soon here.

Have a nice evening, everybody.