Venetian Backwater

Venice painting by Helen WhiteAs I mentioned in my last post, one of my (four) recent paintings was of a Venetian canal hemmed in by all the haphazard geometry of shuttered windows, porticos, balconies and rooftops. I spent a good portions of my Saturday scanning this in sections (its reasonably large), sewing it together and uploading it to my website and so here it is.

This subject is a complete diversion from my norm…but then, if you are a regular reader of my blog or have tripped upon my earlier post Irresistable Venice (or, Why I Just Have to Keep Going Back), you will know that I have a long-standing love affair with the place and so, in many ways, this painting has been hovering in my subconscious, just waiting to happen, for quite some time.  I also found it immensely enjoyable to paint, deeply satisfying to watch as it evolved though various “tweakings” and have had great reactions to it so far so, I suspect, more of this ilk will be appearing in the future – certainly more paintings inspired by the Italian architecture that I love so very much and, with another  trip to Italy on the horizon, I should have plenty of new material.

About Helen White

Helen White is a professional artist and published writer with two primary blogs to her name. Her themes pivot around health and wellbeing, expanded consciousness and ways of noticing how life is a constant dance between the deeply subjective and the collective-universal, all of which she explores with a daily hunger to get to know herself better. A lifetime of "feeling outside" of mainstream...slowly emerging as Asperger's Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome plus a complex of co-morbid health challenges, being a confirmed Highly Sensitive Person and an INFJ personality type, not to mention born under an out of bounds moon (need I go on) fed into the creation of Living Whole; a self-exploratory blog fed by a wide angle lens tilted at "health and wellness" topics. Meanwhile, Spinning the Light is a free-for-all covering a multitude of playful and positive subjects about life in the broadest sense...written with a no-holds-barred approach. Needless to say, their subjects cross over quite often.
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3 Responses to Venetian Backwater

  1. Pingback: From One Extreme to the Other – My Latest Paintings | helenwhiteart

  2. David says:

    Very nice! Its a magical place. I’ve been looking back at photos I took on a trip 26 years ago, and found some to post, coming up in the next several days. I liked your comments in your earlier post also.


  3. Helen White says:

    Thank’s David, I was hoping they would (both) resonate with others who had been there, its such a unique place with an atmosphere all its own. Enjoyed your photography too!


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