This is an Oil Painting. The board is size 11"x14". Colours used:Lucas Studio brand Phthalo Blue, Magenta, Permanent Orange, Gamblin Brand Perylene Red, Primary Yellow, Yellow Ochre, and Titanium White. A touch of Van Gogh Turquoise at bottom of painting to emphasize blue/green of the waer. Brushes used were filberts and a flat. I mixed phthalo blue, magenta and a touch of yellow ochre to assist in establishing values, adding to colour as required.

I primed the ground with a weak red solution and then wiped it dry before sketching the gondolar and beginning the colour process. This was a lovely subject that brought back happy memories of my own visit to Venice.

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Comment by Steinunn Einarsdottir on March 25, 2015 at 22:45

Well done.

Comment by Nancy Sands on March 25, 2015 at 18:09
Well done!
Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on March 25, 2015 at 16:21

Nicely done Gina!  Your water looks great!

Comment by Gina Dalkin-Davis on March 25, 2015 at 7:22

Thanks everyone for the critiques and the encouragement.  Michael ... I'll add the warmth and re-post the painting. 

Comment by Silvana M Albano on March 23, 2015 at 17:19

Great Gina!!! Thanks for sharing all that info! 

Comment by Michael J. Severin on March 23, 2015 at 10:56

Gina, put a little warmth into the red ... give it a more prismatic effect as it goes from the yellow tip .down to the shadow. 

Comment by Jessica Futerman on March 22, 2015 at 4:52

I especially like your background buildings & sky Gina - beautiful!

Comment by Gina Dalkin-Davis on March 22, 2015 at 0:24

Thank you Cristina

Comment by Cristina Mihailescu on March 21, 2015 at 16:33

Beautiful work Gina!!

Comment by Candi Hogan on March 21, 2015 at 12:40

Hi Gina, viewed it full size and it seems better to me... I was talking about the left side closest to the back pole.  Just looked at Richard's painting, and he is really dark at the base of the gondola, with a highlight in front of the dark.  to me, your highlight looks really good!  I really do like the bottom of your painting too!


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