This award winning painting is one of my favorites of all my watercolors. I hate showing it because I don't like parting with it....However, when shown in public , it has attracted a lot of attention: a few years ago, it won the Trophy for Best Watercolor at the annual Ottawa Art Association Juried Show, it was selected for the prestigious Selections juried show and in December 2014, it was the Best of Show at the annual Ottawa School of Art Fund Raiser Juried Show.
This is my third of Venetian mascaroni or carved stone heads over archways of palazzi. Most of these Venetian mascaroni are about three or four hundred years old! I find them fascinating!
I called it The Protector in part because of the word "custodiat", that appears carved in the archway....May ( the Lord or Master of the house) guard...... It is an original watercolour painted from my own reference photo. It's approximately 19" X 16"on top quality Arches watercolour paper.
This is quite a special painting! And maybe I am ready to let it go...maybe:-)
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