A beautiful pastel painting
Venice in pastel
Wonderful, colourful, vibrant, fascinating and inspiring.
I first visited Venice in an era that pre-dated mobile phones, computers and digital cameras.
It was also a lifetime from when I began painting.
Many years later I was looking through some old photo albums, hoping to find some inspiration for a new painting.
I opened one particular album and stared in disbelief and dismay at every image.
Each and every photo had turned to sepia and all of the original colours were lost.
A photographer colleague did his best to retouch the photo I wanted to use but he was never able to recapture anything like the original image.
Ultimately, I re-created the colours, reflections and mood from memory.
There is nothing quite like overcoming a challenge or two when it comes to creating a painting.