Sunday, October 7, 2012

Studying Canaletto - The National Gallery of Art

Studying Canaletto                      oil                           8" x 9"
We've been vacationing to DC and also Gettysburg and it makes me thankful for those people and entities with the vision to put together so many of the countries wonderful treasures. I am at a loss for words when it comes to the visual feast at the National Gallery. Even though I hesitated to try this painting with Canaletto's "Piazza San Marco" on the wall, I also couldn't let myself back away from it. It is a loose rendition, unlike the refined and beautiful surroundings of the great galleries, but my version for today.
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6 comments:

  1. BRAVO!!! I just knew this would turn into the most fabulous painting (a la Robin Cheers, Karin Jurick and Karen Rose)! Great job!

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  2. Great job on this, Mary! Beautifully done!!

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  3. Your beautiful photo turned into a wonderful painting!

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  4. I'm impressed with how squared up you got that frame...not to mention you captured the flavor of the painting too.

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  5. Well done indeed, mary and you put your own touch to this popular imagery.
    I love the stance of the man. Seen it many times. Could be my hubby

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  6. This is so lovely, Mary. I especially love the texture everywhere.

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