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‘Suzhou’ © 2018 Carlos Aleman


This is one of the rare instances where I painted from one of my photographs. The scene is from the river district in Suzhou, China. It was 2010 when I took the reference photo for this painting from a boat in a canal. I painted the scene the same year, but only recently (2018) added color.The framing with the window is one of my favorite effects.  I did a series of windows a few years back, which were donated to charity, but I forgot to photograph them. There’s a good chance I’ll create another version of it on a large canvas.



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