Homage to a wonderful Italian I knew

Homage to a wonderful Italian I knew

Recently, my family lost the most wonderful, proud Italian, my father-in-law, the man my husband was named after, although I called him Mr. V. He lived a long life full of family and good friends and was a supportive and loving grandfather to my two sons.  He loved me unconditionally and I will always treasure our time together, especially the times we shared on the golf course. This piece kind of rattled around in my head for a week while I was acknowledging his death and my grief. It's called, Final Ascension. I started with a drawer, added plaster to the inside,  a layered background, then encaustic wax and oils. The piece from a watch hanging on the outside right frame represents time unraveling, and small pieces of watches embedded into the wax show the path through the sky toward the top.

 www.kathievezzani.com, plaster, encaustic, assemblage, bird, ladder

www.kathievezzani.com, plaster, encaustic, assemblage, bird, ladder

 www.kathievezzani.com, plaster, encaustic, assemblage

www.kathievezzani.com, plaster, encaustic, assemblage

Studying under Botticelli

Studying under Botticelli

Only one spot left to paint with Katie and Judy

Only one spot left to paint with Katie and Judy