New Commission: Venetian Masquerade

Jerry Gilley and Jenn Nye are a fun-loving pair, and when Jerry requested a second commission for his home and gave me carte blanche to decide the subject matter, the vision for this piece came to mind immediately.  It would continue the travel theme and rich colors of Roma, but this time it would include scenes of Venice and a portrait of Jenn dressed for a masquerade.  From a personal standpoint, it would combine the type of abstract work with which I began my artistic career with my new forays into portraiture.  I wanted to give Jerry and Jenn a piece filled with their interests, strong artistic symbolism to contemplate, and the allure and exuberance of a young beauty on her way to a party.  It is, as always, an honor to be able to create a new addition to their home and art collection that they can enjoy for years to come. 

Venetian Masquerade [above] is a 30X30 water-based oil on a thick gallery wrap canvas with the edges painted matte gold.  From first sketch to finished painting, this piece took about six weeks to complete.  Given the interest in Classical Studies that Jenn, Jerry, and I share, the piece has been signed "C. Wegman/SVV VIAPERSONA".

1 comment

Jennifer Nye said...

Si Vales Valeo Viapersona!! :-D