FESTIVAL OF ...
Oil on linen canvas 46 x 72". In this work I wish to convey the sense of an Italian celebration day. There is a real joy to these days and a sense to bring forth the best for the day. You see here an abundance of fresh flowers in the bouquet and in the offering of wine, fruits, and music. The items of the porcelain, gold goblets, jewelery box, pearls and gold chains, violin and bow on the fine table linen are all handcrafted with great care. They each add joy to the day. The porcelain vase features a hand stencil depiction of a distant view across the grand canal of Venice to the Piazza San Marco adding an additional dimension to the piece of a painting within the painting.