Oil on Canvas Panel 5x7
This is a second painting of the Venice alleyway. I wanted to develop a painting that felt more refined. The colour scheme is much simpler this time, and I worked on the values very carefully.
All comments welcome.

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Comment by Carolyn Brunsdon on January 3, 2014 at 1:41

I really liked your first version, but then I really like this for other reasons. Love the successfully backlit figures, their form and shadows, and the reflections!! Color, well placed and lovely as well. Perspective that just draws one in all the way to the bright light at the opposite end, a full range of lights and darks, interesting shapes, and again, a recognizable sign post that it's your work, always the story. Strong composition too. Love it!

Comment by Jessica Futerman on January 2, 2014 at 9:12

Beautiful, as was the other version!

Comment by Michael Chomse on January 2, 2014 at 0:12

Michael, Laura, Linda and Mel - Thanks for the great comments. So nice to wake up on New Years Day to affirmation. :-) Thanks friends. And thanks too to Lyndon, Colleen and Silvana for the likes. I hope you all have a beautiful day. 

Comment by Manneherrin on January 1, 2014 at 18:48

love the feel and movement of this one..the architectural element, rainy day is always a winner in my opinion

Comment by Linda McNeill on January 1, 2014 at 8:22
I love the light from the Rose window, superb!
Comment by Laura Xu on January 1, 2014 at 6:39

Great movement in your figures! Beautiful painting Michael!

Comment by Michael J. Severin on January 1, 2014 at 5:06

Very, very nice Michael!!!  I think you handled that dark to light transition very well. 


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