I'm honoring Fashion Week here in New York City by posting a few of my favorite Veronese paintings and their fabulous clothes. During Renaissance times Venice was famous for its luxurious silks and velvets, featuring large floral patterns laced with silver and gold. Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) must have absolutely adored them because he painted them repeatedly. And in gorgeous, juicy colors. Mama mia che bello.
My name is Julie Kessler and I'm a representational artist. Usually I paint in oils. But sometimes I play around with gouache, colored pencils and other media. I started this blog to share my work and thoughts about making art. I toss other things into the mix too, such as painters that I love, and art books and exhibits that inspire me. Your comments are welcome. I'd love to hear from you!