Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vino e Amanti

I had dinner at my aunt's house last night & her place is VERY Venetian themed, which inspired me to create this. As I was sipping my wine, I was taking in all the colors of the Venetian glass around me & really started to miss Venice. I woke up with this image in my mind this morning and just decided to do a piece dedicated to the city & culture. If you've never been... I suggest you do so before you die.

Wine has the grandios power of turning any room/mood/person quite colorful and lively. I happen to be quite enamored w/ all of the incredible masks made in Venice for the carnivale every year... hence the subject wearing one. Venice also happens to be one of the most romantic places on the face of this earth... hence the flowers & part of the title. Yahhhh. :) Again, quality is shit bc of a lack of a proper scanner/camera but it is what it is. I had bigger plans for this piece but it was too late by the time I realized that I had accidentally started my Venice piece on the back of another previous artwork of mine. :( Sad pandas all around. So, I kinda had to just wing it. It has many a flaws but it's from my heart
<3 Perhaps one day, when my skills aren't as sophomoric as they are now, I can revisit this & do Venice better justice. In my defense, I was just trying to do something fun and not get caught up in technicalities. India inks on watercolor paper 9 x 12.



  1. I love this! Yay for lots of color. It's so godo to see you posting artwork!

  2. I really like this, it captures a very precise moment of joy. Just like wine :)