Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Italian Series by S'anna

Italian Series
Suzzanna Frank

The photos above are from my Italian Series. They are from original oils finished on Museum Quality Panels which will be available at this years Starfire Benefit on December 2nd.  All are available as matted 8"x10" Prints. The prints will be available this Friday at the PAC's Final Friday art gathering. Stop by and check them out at "studio 313" or better yet, visit the link above for ticket information for this years benefit.
Hope all will be enjoying a family filled day tomorrow.



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Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Giving




The Holidays 
are a wonderful time to give 
ART. 
This is your chance to give a unique and wonderful gift. 
And...if you are not sure which painting to give
... give a

Gift Certificate 







   Purchase a 
Gift Certificate 
and let the recipient 
pick out 
their
 favorite painting.









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"The Roof", a new bright and warm painting in the Italian Series by S'anna

The Roof
"6 x 6"
Oil on Museum Quality Panel


"The Roof" is the second piece in the Italian Series that focuses on the roofs of Venice. I finished a third roof yesterday and hopefully will have it posted on Monday. I think it is the clean lines and the reflective qualities of the tiles that I love so much. The fact that I love earth colors probably has something to do with it as well. So, as we look forward to a week of rain and storms, I hope the warmth of the terra cotta helps to lighten your day. As always, I look forward to hearing from you.



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Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Up On The Roof", a colorful new piece in the Italian Series by S'anna

"Up On The Roof"
6" by 8"
Oil on Museum Quality Panel

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One of the things that was so obvious as we walked all over Venice was the lack of garden space. When you have to sink pilings 16 feet into the mud, land is at a premium. There were so few gardens, so it was necessary to use any available space for plants and finding a spot outside.. We were there at the end of March , so most windows and roofs were just beginning to show their warmer months colors. It was easy to visualize how they would look in the summer. When I got home and started to look over all the photos I had taken on the trip I kept on going back to the photos of the roofs. It was while I worked on this piece that the old song "Up On The Roof " by The Drifters kept popping into my head. My favorite singer of this song is James Taylor. I hope you enjoy this as much as I always have.




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Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Lighthouse on Murano" is a painting full of color and light from the Italian Series by S'anna

Lighthouse of Murano
6" x 8"
Oil on Museum Quality Panel

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We had just arrived the day before the photo for this painting was taken.  When we landed in Venice it was overcast and raining. We got to our hotel to find NO reservation, even though I had Confirmation Numbers. The young lady at the desk spent well over 2 hours trying to find another place for us to stay. I really appreciated all her effort. Before we settled in that evening we had moved to 2 additional hotels with the knowledge that we would have to move again the next morning. We got to are final hotel early on Tuesday morning. The sky had cleared and the sun was out and I had decided nothing was going to ruin this trip. I had waited 26 years to return to one of my favorite cities and she was just outside that door. Our plan had been to go to Murano on Tuesday and we were thrilled to find out that the hotel offered free passage to the island by water taxi. The ride across the lagoon was perfect. I was able to get really great shots of the island as we neared the glass factory.The one from yesterdays post was just one of many. 

I hope your day is as beautiful as mine was that Tuesday.



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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Venetian Glass from the Island of Murano


Blowing Glass
2011

On the island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon they make Venetion Glass. Many of the hotels will arrange a free boat ride out, the catch is that you are taken to a pre-arranged glass factory. You are given a free demonstration of how they blow the glass and then guided through the display rooms. It is totally worth it. Many of the pieces in the display rooms are unique works of art. The quality of the work is so much better than what you will find in many of the shops in Venice. Of course it is hoped you will purchase something, but if not,they quickly move on to the next boat load. Even though I have been to the island every time I have visited Venice, I still enjoy watching them blow the glass.

The Photo below was taken as the boat neared the island. I love Lighthouses, and started a painting of this one last night. I'll hopefully publish the finished piece on Wednesday. Hope you will stop back to check it out.

Island of Murano


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"Rio Bareteri" a vibrant painting of a beautiful canal in Venice by S'anna



6" x 8"
Oil on Museum Quality Panel
Rio Bareteri

This is a beautiful canal near San Marco. It has one bridge on it which you can see in the distance. What attracted me was the red and white pole. Many of the poles I saw in my visit last spring were blue and white. Looking at it now I'm reminded of the light post my father always prepared at Christmas Time. It is one of the main decorations I remember dad doing while we were growing up. He would use this red plastic from the shop and it had this unique rubber smell to it. I haven't found that smell in a long time. Oh well! Dad, your light posts always looked great! I hope you enjoy the painting and I always look forward to your comments.



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Sunday, November 13, 2011

"Rio de le Toresele", a vibrant painting of a quiet canal in Venice by S"anna

6" x 8"
Oil on Museum Quality Board
Rio de le Torelsele
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For so many visitors to Venice the Grand Canal is where they spend most of their time. But, in order to really appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of Venice one needs to walk away from the crowd. The area known as Dorsoduro is young, bohemian and artsy. This area, which stretches from the Grand Canal to the canal della Giudecca offers a little bit of everything for visitors. Walking along the small canals full of boats and people is a taste of life at the fullest. I hate to use an old cliche but, "It doesn't get any better."I hope you enjoy the painting and I would love to hear from you.


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S'anna

Saturday, November 12, 2011

ArtAbility

Starfire
ArtAbility
December 2, 2011





Time
Friday, December 2 · 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Location
ADC, Art Design Consultants
310 Culvert Street
Cincinnati, Ohio

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More Info
Please join us for an elegant evening of artistic ability for Starfire's 4th Annual ArtAbility event at ADC Studios.

The night will feature a spectrum of unique artwork sold by 20 local artists. Dinner by the bite by Funky's Catering, music by DJ Butler and an open bar will complete the evening.

Find one-of- a-kind gifts just in time for the season of giving. 30% of all art sales will benefit Starfire.

Visit www.starfirecouncil.org/events.html to buy tickets, view presenting artists and their work, and for complete event information.

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S'anna




Worth, " Waiting For"?

Worth Waiting For
6" x 8"
Oil on Museum Quality Canvas

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     Many of us spend time 

     "Waiting For"

     a loved ones return
   a letter in the mail
      a smile of friendship
Something...

          that's worth "Waiting For".





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S'anna



                                    
  

                                                            





Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rio di San Luca

Rio di San Luca
6" x 6"
Oil on Museum Quality Board

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                  This fascinating building is located on Rio di San Luca in Venice.  As I entered the plaza on the other side, walking towards the statue in the center, this building was all I noticed. Its pair of oval windows and matching doors stood out so clearly. I was able to return to this plaza many times in the week I was in venice.

Campo Manin




This was one of those plazas we had to cross to get to the Grande Canal from our hotel. Because of the two bridges there were always lots of people in this plaza. I love the color and the effect many years of exposure to the elements has had on the hues of this building. I wonder how often they have to repaint the outside to keep it looking this way?



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S'anna


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