These hand-made Batik 'Venice Canal' lampshades were designed as a matching pair. The canal scene travels right around each one in opposite directions. For the colours of the houses, I painted on various colours in stripes (like a colour-wash you might do when starting a watercolour) after I'd protected the stonework and the bridge railings with wax. The stripes continue down into the canal water and the colours are picked out in the reflections. The Venetian colours are strong and vibrant when the lamps are lit up.
This mirrored pair of original Batik lampshades, (10" tall x 10"diameter) are now SOLD.
If you would like me to make you one of these 'Venice Canal' lampshades, prices start at £195 each. Just send me an email if you are interested in commissioning one.