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Two Gondoliers, Venice I, Italian Landscape Painting

Two Gondoliers, Venice I
Two Gondoliers, Venice I

I don't know who designed it, but the gondolier's uniform makes them look good.  They always wear black trousers and shoes.  And they wear a polo or a T-shirt with stripes. I've seen two versions: red and white stripes or blue and white stripes.  Sometimes they put on a straw hat with a ribbon in a matching color with a stripe.

In an old city like Venice where buildings and streets (and canals) look more weathered than starkly clean or bright, gondolier's dark-colored outfit from waist down often fades into the background.  But it's the stripes of their shirt that sparkle.  That's where I try to leave the white of the paper when I paint them in watercolor.


Two Gondoliers, Venice, Italy I


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Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 in. (on 9 x 12 in. paper)
Mat/Frame: No
Purchase: Sold

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4 Responses to Two Gondoliers, Venice I, Italian Landscape Painting

Fabrizio Van Marciano
via ktanabefineart.com64 months ago

Nice work thanks for sharing.

Keiko Tanabe
via ktanabefineart.com64 months ago

Your kind comment is appreciated, Fabrizio! Thanks also for the link to your site. I enjoyed your unique style a lot.

tim tharp
via ktanabefineart.com45 months ago

keiko,
Just was enjoying viewing some more of your work---just awesome! i love it! just...wow! anyway, hope all is well in your life! take care, tim

Keiko Tanabe
via ktanabefineart.com44 months ago

Thank you, Tim - it was nice to hear from you! Please forgive me for my late response; I've been traveling overseas in the last month or so. I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Best wishes, Keiko


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