14" x 12" including frame
This, one in a series of small Venice studies, sees me once again working on reflections in water which have intrigued me all my Batiking life. The water is defined by the shapes, almost a mirror image of what's above, but with that lovely watery liquid shimmer to the edges. As I work with liquid wax, I try to float it on quickly to give the natural liquid shapes when it cools. It's very difficult!
This also shows another technique I frequently use in my Venetian studies. After protecting the white sky and water reflection and all the grey stonework, with hot wax, I paint broad vertical brush-fulls of different colours, like a water colour wash. When that has dried I wax in the different houses, then dye the water with dark grey to make the reflections the same colour but a deeper shade than the buildings they reflect.