A Gondola in Venice

For my parents’ birthdays, I painted a time (August 7, 1992 to be exact) when my parents sailed through the waters of Venice, Italy. This was my second attempt with oil paint, and I worked on a 12″x18″ canvas.

I have encountered so many mistakes in the making of this painting — from the wrong shading of the faces to the wrong color of the water, lips, nose, etc. I’ve been smudging the paint, I’ve been repainting various parts, but I’m very proud to say it turned out to be one of my best paintings yet. Voilà!

Happy Birthday to the greatest parents in the universe! I love you both to folly!

– P

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