The Second Venice Quartet: The journey to abstraction
I used the paintings inspired by Venice (below) to create the next quartet. This was how the first Venice Quartet was actually displayed; the paintings were not in the same order as in the previous blog.
The image on the top left (above) was used as the source material for the second Venice quartet (below). A "view finder" was cut in the same proportions as the canvases to be used. Four areas of the painting to reproduce and enlarge were selected with this "view finder". The pallet of colours was the same as that used in the first Venice Quartet. The areas chosen were stylised a little and simplified and the orientation wasn't necessarily the same.
These are the resulting paintings which, for me, are even more pleasing than the original quartet. The painting itself dictated colour shape and orientation, I felt I had allowed the painting to take over and left fussy detail behind. These too can stand alone or be presented together. Both Quartets were displayed in my end of year show last year.