A digital pastel painting of two revelers aside a canal at the Carnival of Venice (Carnevale de Venezia), an annual Italian festival that coincides with our own New Orleans Mardi Gras. The extravagant Venetian costumes and volto masks are among the most stunning of any of the worldwide spring festivals. I used vibrant hues of cobalt blue, violet purple and just a touch of mauve on a black, white and gray background for the revelers. Loosely based on a photograph. Please visit my Portraiture art gallery to see more of my portrait artwork.
Contests and Awards: 6.18.23 FAA "Summer Carnival Workshop" Contest: 3rd Place 3.25.18 FAA "People Celebrating Spring" Contest: 1st Place (tie)
This image was honored by being featured in the following outstanding gallery groups at Fine Art America: Waiting Room Art Worldly Art The SPACE Between Your Very Best Photography Pictures for Present Surreal Perspectives The Artistic Aperture Tile Designs for Backsplashes Whimsy The Best 30,000 Artworks Pin Me Images That Excite You FAA Collectors Group Fine Arts Professionals Exploration Photography Life Is Not so Black and White, or Is It No Place Like Home ABC Group - Open Week Arts Fantastic World Distinctive Paintography Art Impressionism to Realism Celebrating Coastal Cultures
Copyright 2017 Susan Maxwell Schmidt, all rights reserved. Original unedited base photograph courtesy of fellow photographer Pedro Lastra.
March 31st, 2017
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