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THE VENETIAN CAT STUDIO
c/o Julia Passamonti
12 Camino Romeroville
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
USA
(505) 652-1033

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About Our Oil Paintings: Unlike many modern-day paintings, these works are done on canvas or panels prepared by the artist. Many of the paintings are done over the period of several weeks using thin transparent layers of pigment over an "underpainting" of sepia tones, thus allowing a deep inner luminosity and the capturing of subtle detail. This method of painting was widely practiced in the Renaissance.

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1)"African Prince"(portrait/fantasy)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS: Panel itself: 28" high x 22" wide No Frame

MEDIUM: Oil on stretched & primed canvas, done in the classic Old Dutch and Italian Masters style, with glazes over underpainting. Painting was done using a live model. NOTE: Canvas is stretched on 3/4" classic profile, canvas stretcher with staples on the back. Edge of canvas is not painted. Frame is not included. Signed on the front: Julia Blue, 1990 (Blue was my married name at the time.)

$2500.00

 

2)"Crystal Dream in Egypt" (surrealism/fantasy)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS: Panel itself: 24" high x 20" wide With Wooden Frame (included) 27.5" high x 23.5" wide

MEDIUM: Oil on canvas covered panel/newsprint NOTE: Canvas is stretched on cardboard panel board. Sections of the panel were covered with magazine photos of the sky and then painted into. Frame is included, ready to hang. Signed on the front: Julia Passamonti, April 1978

$4000.00

 

3)"Ninja Warrior"(portrait/fantasy)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS: 30" high x 24" wide

MEDIUM: Oil on stretched & primed canvas, done in the style of the Old Dutch and Italian Masters and completed over a period of several weeks, using underpainting and thin transparent glazes. This technique gives the painting its own inner light.  Painted from life using a model,this work,with its piercing eyes and rippling muscles, is sure to make a striking impression.  Ideal for a gym or dojo.

NOTE:

Canvas is stretched on 3/4" classic profile, canvas stretcher with staples on the side.Edge of canvas is not painted. Frame is not included.

Signed on the front: J.Blue (former married name of the artist)1989  $3000.00

 

4)"The Master" (portrait)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS: 24.5" high x 20.5" wide Wooden Frame Included

MEDIUM: Oil on stretched & primed canvas NOTE: Canvas is stretched on 3/4" classic profile, canvas stretcher with staples on the back, stretched and primed by the artist. This painting is done in the classic techniques of the old Italian and Dutch Masters, with thin glazes over underpainting, thus giving the work its own inner light. The work is a visionary piece. A fine work for a sacred space or home, and a striking piece for the office. Edge of canvas is not painted.

Signed on the front: Julia Passamonti, 1997

$5000.00 SOLD

 

5)"Shaman's Vision" (fantasy)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS:

Panel itself: 30" high x 24" wide

No Frame

MEDIUM: Oil on stretched & primed canvas

NOTE:Canvas is stretched on 3/4" classic profile, canvas stretcher with staples on the side.  This painting is done in the classic techniques of the old Italian and Dutch Masters, with thin glazes over underpainting, thus giving the work its own inner light.  The work is a visionary piece and took many weeks to complete.  A fine addition for a sacred space or home, and a striking piece for the office.

Edge of canvas is not painted.

Frame is not included.

Signed on the front: Julia Passamonti, 1997

$5000.00

 

 

6)"Native American"(portrait)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS: 14" high x 10" wide Frame not Included

MEDIUM: Oil on stretched & primed canvas

NOTE: Canvas is stretched on 3/4" classic profile, canvas stretcher with staples on the back. This painting is done in the classic techniques of the old Italian and Dutch Masters, with thin glazes over underpainting, thus giving the work its own inner light. A fine work for home or for the office. Edge of canvas is painted.

Signed on the front: Julia Passamonti, 1979

 $2300.00

 

7)"Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce'" (Charcoal Drawing)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS: 25" high x 18" wide

MEDIUM: Charcoal on Paper

NOTE:. A beautiful frame is included, wood, burlap mat with protective glass. Drawing is one-of-a-kind, created by the artist at age 15. This drawing is meant to capture the pain of the Nez Perce' tribe after marching on "The Trail of Tears". A striking work for home or office.

Signed on the front: Julia Passamonti 1975

$1500.00 SOLD

 

8)"Spirit Drummer"(fantasy)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS: 14" high x 11" wide

MEDIUM: Gouache on Posterboard

NOTE:. Frame is included, wood with protective glass (not shown, because glare would obstruct photo). NOTE:

Frame is  included, wood  with protective glass (not shown, because glare would obstruct photo).  Painting is one-of-a-kind, created by the artist after having a vision of being in a temple surrounded by benevolent beings.  The posterboard itself has a slight discoloration in the lower left-hand corner as well as tiny mottled marks on the top... barely noticable.  This painting, meant to evoke a feeling of peace and tranquility, would be perfect for a sacred space, special room in your home, or your office.

 Signed on the front: Julia 1996

$500.00

 

9)"Flight of the Phoenix"(fantasy)

TOTAL PAINTING DIMENSIONS: 14" high x 11" wide

MEDIUM: Gouache on Posterboard

NOTE:. Frame is included, black wood with protective glass.

Painting is one-of-a-kind. Signed on the front: Julia 1996 The Phoenix is a mythological beast associated with the sign of Scorpio, here shown rising from the ashes.

$500.00

 
About Venetian Cat's Oil Paintings: Unlike many modern-day paintings, these works are done on canvas or panels prepared by Julia. Many of the paintings are done over the period of several weeks using thin transparent layers of pigment over an "underpainting" of sepia tones, thus allowing a deep inner luminosity and the capturing of subtle detail. This method of painting was widely practiced in the Renaissance.

 

 

 

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subjects: landscapes, seascapes, contemporary artworks, impressionism,
portraits, flowers, religious paintings, oriental paintings, art deco,
and baroque paintings.

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Everyone enjoys art, and our oil paintings will
be sure to enhance your home. Our art for sale comprises a rich
collection of many styles of art from classic to abstract, through
impressionism, art deco, cubism, surrealism and naturalism.

PowerPoint Presentation Available:

To download a FREE Power Point Viewer, click HERE 

"Priming a Canvas for Oil Painting" Click HERE

Step-by-step instructions on how to stretch a canvas and prepare a lead ground  in the Old Masters' Style...

 

I am more than happy to share my PowerPoint presentations.  I ask only that they not be altered or used for any reason other than information and education.

Julia