Venice Study from photo. 6 x 8 Oil on Panel. Working with color shapes as a start I tried a marbling technique to finish it. I like the texture of the painting, but I miss the simple color shapes. This was a great lesson in reducing a complex photo down to just a few simple shapes. The study was painted today at Howard Rose's Thursday workshop at Bailey Arboretum. You can see Mr. Rose's work at http:// www.howardrose.com.