new canaletto in progressHere’s a work at about the half-way stage. Typically I work background to foreground on these and landscapes. There’s still work to be done on the architecture, but for the most part the basic colors are blocked in. Canaletto’s work usually features crowds of people scattered throughout the compositions -painstakingly slow and difficult for me to render. Here they appear as ghost like, with only the initial underpainting visible. Also, on some areas of this work you can see shadows going in divergent directions, a clue that something is amiss here…

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