Venice… seeing red

I’ve been living with these two canvases of Venice-inspired imagery for weeks now, waiting for the impulse to take them further and ‘finish’ them…

Venice bridge 1. Mari French 2013

Venice bridge 1. Mari French 2013

Venice bridge 2

… but although I know the second one needs a few more touches of paint, I’m inclined to wonder if they might actually stand as they are …

i initially intended the red to act as an under painting, but I like the way it reflects how I see Venice… its passionate past and bloody history.

Both paintings are 40 x 40cm, acrylic/mixed media on canvas.