I have made a pact with myself to try and finish some of the unfinished projects I have hanging around before I get stuck into something new. Some time ago I went on an Art Tour of Venice, Florence and Rome. It was amazing and I made a canvas with some memories of Venice that I posted yonks ago. Here at last is the one for Rome, just Florence to do now!
For a comparison here once again is the Venice one:
The Rome one is done on a canvas board and I sponged various acrylic washes over it and glued and then stripped off some sandy terricota shades of paper, I hope this reflects the wonderful stone in the Forum. Then I took five mini canvases and treated them with the same paint. The figures on the top three are stamps and the botttom two are taken from a napkin I found, I couldn't believe it when I saw them, just right with the hands reaching out. I cried when I went into the Sistine Chapel. It is so beautiful it hurts.Then I added tickets and a Crucifix brought at St Paul's. Lovely memories.
The Venice canvas has a painted Gondolier, pieces from some paper bags and some stamps. I tried to make this mainly blue to reflect the canals. The metal crucifix was from St Marks.
I think this will spur me on to finish this trio now. I think Florence will have to reflect the lovely shades of the famous dome.
I will now have a look in my projects box and start finishing something else!