Friday, March 30, 2012

Venetian Red

Venetian Red
© Marian Fortunati
14"x11" Oil on RayMar Panel

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Venice is the city where I gave my heart away.

I always enjoy going back to share the wonder of a city cloaked in romance, mystery and beauty.


I've been thinking about Venice a lot lately.   I'm trying to encourage my husband to go home to visit his parents.   Although I want him to visit soon and if that happens, I won't be able to go because Tyler is still in school, maybe we can figure out a way to go AGAIN when summer vacation begins.  I always love wandering around the streets and canals in Venice.  Even though summer brings quite unreasonable crowds of tourists and the churches with their amazing art are no longer free to wander through, I love being there.  Maybe too, I can convince him to explore a bit more of his native land (with us, of course!)

In the meantime, I'll paint some scenes of Venice from the thousands of reference photos and sketches I have made over the years.

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CrimsonLeaves said...

Absolutely gorgeous scene, Marian. What is on the bottom left corner? I think my eyes are going but I couldn't tell...How amazing to have family in this beautiful spot to visit!

Marian Fortunati said...

Thanks, Sherry!
Doubt it... my left or your left??? Ha ha... As you look at the painting on the bottom left is a boat... on the bottom left of the PAINTING is just reflection...... oh... and my signature.
Yes ... It's nice to have an excuse to visit Venice!!

Art with Liz said...

How wonderful to be contemplating visiting Italy! This brings back memories of Venice and the desire to go back again and again...

I've just picked up about your dad - so sorry for your loss. He sounded like an amazing man and you were lucky to have known him.

Marian Fortunati said...

I always love visiting Italy... But, Liz, like you when visiting your European relatives... Although we get to visit a beautiful place... most of our time is spent visiting our family... a good thing.

Thanks, Liz. Dad was an amazing man and I know I have been very lucky to grow up with him and have him for so long in my life.

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