HOT PANTS IN VENICE
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‘Hot pants in Venice’ is painted using oil and acrylic on canvas. It is a medium sized painting on an artist’s high quality Windsor and Newton stretcher which is warp resistant.
The painting is made using large brushstrokes and the texture of the paint and brush marks are visible on the surface of the canvas. It is painted using a combination of oil and acrylic paint which gives it extreme vibrancy and shine in some areas.
Following a trip to LA last September (a lifelong dream!!) to exhibit works at the Other Art Fair, I took a walking tour through Venice. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like as I was my first trip and I had only ever seen it in photographs, which I had looked at time and time again to draw inspiration for my work.
As I walked through the canals I was really enjoying observing all of the incredible vegetation including these succulents which grow freely alongside the canals. I loved the buildings and all of the colours reflected in the water and and wanted to make it into a painting. At one point the lady leading the tour stopped to chat to a friend on one of the bridges.
THE COLOURS FOUND IN OLD FIFTIES AND SIXTIES PHOTOGRAPHS REALLY INSPIRED MY PALETTE AND WORKED SO WELL WITH MY LOVE OF COLOUR.