Original painting of 3 alley cats in Venice, Italy by artist Rachael Grad. Painted with acrylic paint on highest quality wooden panel measuring 16" x 12" (40.64 cm c 30.48 cm). For this painting, I set up a diorama scenes with my original travel photographs and paintings in the background, walls and floor. Then I painted from observing the diorama, sketches and paintings.
I slowly built up thin layers of paint in Venetian colors of earthy Indian reds, yellow ochres, umbres, black and white. I've been revisiting my travel photography, drawings and paintings and using them to create new artwork at home. While studying art in Venice, Italy many years ago I was fascinated by the house cats and dogs that roam free and off leash throughout the city.
The original artwork is signed on the back and was painted in July 2020. Please note that the RachaelGrad.com writing is for web purposes only and is not on the actual painting. This original painting ships directly from my art studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.