Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rua Augusto, Lisbon


The Rua Augusto is a very famous pedestrian only street in Lisbon, that is not only notable for it's beautiful 18th century architecture and sculpture, but it's everyday bustling activity. A visitor to this wonderful and historic city would be remiss if they didn't visit this Portuguese treasure. Definitely a highlight of our trip there six years ago, I am very pleased to have completed this painting as a permanent reminder of that fabulous moment in time. oil on canvas 72" x 48"

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful painting of a beautiful spot! Wow! You have such a gift for simplifying detail to just the right amount. Gorgeous glowing shadows, and amazing atmospheric and linear perspective. Wow again!

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  2. Vern, The painting is beautiful and huge! You should be very proud of this one!! I really like your art and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. This is a beautiful painting and I'll bet the size makes a tremendous impact. Must be GREAT in person!

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  4. Liz, I missed some details?... DARN...ha! Seriously, I appreciate your comments, because I really am striving to simplify. Thanks so much for your support.

    Nancy, your art is amazing and I thank you very much.

    Thanks Paula, there are all sorts of neat little nuances that the camera misses, and we are very pleased with the impact it makes hanging in our front entry.

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  5. Wow Vern! This is really fabulous, it was worth the wait, congratulations!!

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  6. Amazing job, Vern, it came out beautifully! Wow, even the suggested images in the tiny post cards are very well done! Great job!

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  7. This has turned out to be such a stunning painting! Wow! I'm speechless. Make me feel like trying non-animal paintings.

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  8. YES, THis piece is fabulous. You are dazzling us. I want to see many more for your talent cannot be keep away, it needs to multiply.

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  9. Thanks everyone, I'm just happy this baby is DONE! All your comments are so appreciated.

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  10. Liz said it all for me and I do so love your animal paintings!
    I'll be back. And you make me want to try a really big work again.

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  11. Thanks Cathyann, and go for it. Big can be intimidating, but once you get going, it IS fun.

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  12. This painting is an amazing feat, Vern. I love the colors you have chosen - and how you have created such distance in this one. As well, you have done a wonderful job making each person unique - and many facing different directions. Glad you are keeping it and enjoying all that hard work!

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  13. Thanks so much Joanne, I don't know if I would have done it, if we weren't planning to keep it.

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  14. Vern, Wow, this is a masterpiece. It feels as if I am there, and it has a great sense of space, and as you pointed out, a great memento of your trip.

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