Thursday, 17 November 2011


Haven't painted much new work lately but you may remember my Italian practice work last year when Anita and I had planned to visit Italy sketching together. Had to put it off, but will make an effort to organise next year. So I thought I'd show you a couple of small pieces created from a trip to Italy a couple of years ago.


This little painting is from my visit to Venice two summers ago when I went to Italy with Clive for our 50th anniversary. Its framed in my art study as a lovely reminder of a lovely time. Thought you'd like to see it. BTW, acrylic ink on Lana Vanguard support. Quite small at 8" x 5" in a 14" x 12" frame.


Here's another little acrylic ink on Lana Vanguard done at home from photos taken during the same holiday whilst going down the Grand Canal on one of the ferries. Just 8" x 11" currently only in a two inch double mount awaiting framing.

Both going into Christmas shows at local Norfolk galleries.


Marie Theron said...

That is such a pleasant and precious little gondola painting, Joan! It is also in a real European, almost French-looking style that I admire! Enjoy the show!

Sandra Rowney said...

These paintings are going to be admired in Norfolk galleries as the winter sets in, they are so full of sunshine and colour.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Joan, both paintings are beautiful. They make me wish I could go to Venice right now!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Wow! You captured the feeling there - and on that slick Lana-Vanguard! Love them.

debwardart said...

Sorry your trip was cancelled, but you have some lovely memories and paintings from your Venice trip, the paintings are lovely.