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. Her blog Living Whole shines a light on living with high sensitivity, dealing with trauma and healing from chronic health issues. Spinning the Light is an extremely broad-based platform where she elucidates the everyday alchemy of relentless self-exploration. A lifetime of "feeling like an outsider" slowly emerged as neurodivergence (being a Highly Sensitive Person with ADHD, synaesthesia, sensory processing challenges and other defecits overlapping with giftedness). All of these topics are covered in her blogs, written from two distinct vantage points so, if you have enjoyed one of them, you may wish to explore the other for a different, yet entirely complimentary, perspective.
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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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