This turned out just how I wanted, using the crackle effect for the textures of the stonework, peeling stucco and old Venetian bricks. The names on the doorbells are so Italian! I worked from a photograph that I took of a crumbling wall by an ancient doorway near St Marks.
I've just ordered a frame for it which is beautiful - (and expensive) - but what the heck? The finished work, backlit, will take pride of place in my 'Venice' collection at this year's Summer Exhibition.
This Batik original 'Venice Doorbells' (50cm x 38cm inc frame) is now FOR SALE, framed and back-lit for £395. If you are interested in buying it, email me. I can post it anywhere, just ask and I will work out the post & packing and insurance cost.