Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Keith


Keith has a marvelous gallery in the Village on Venetian Bay, selling Murano glass and
Venetian paintings, masks and other fine art objects.  If anyone is looking for a
Christmas present for me, one of the Venetian masks would be a good choice.


Here Keith is showing a meticulously crafted Venetian glass violin, 
with an impressive Murano glass sculpture behind him.

Keith's vivacious wife runs a boutique next door.  Come back tomorrow to meet her.

19 comments:

Mersad said...

Really great portraits Jack. The violin looks very nice.

Mersad
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Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful portraits of a talented art lover and businessman !

William Kendall said...

Excellent portraits, Jack!

Sharon Anck said...

That glass violin is spectacular. And, I do like that vase behind him. It reminds my of the tiny glass object I bought in Murano a couple of years ago. Mine is only about four inches tall but it has that same curl on the top of it.

VP said...

Everything is great in Keith's shop, and the violin is absolutely breathtaking!

Luis Gomez said...

Once again, great portraits Jack!

Lowell said...

We used to ride bikes to Venetian Bay - have spent many happy hours there...on occasion eating ice cream!

Birdman said...

Seen your face. Fine choice. hehehehehehe Sorry. Two Hail Marys...

EG CameraGirl said...

This artisan appears to love his work.

Sylvia K said...

What a great place and a gentleman who enjoys it!! Perfect! Now, I'll see what I can do about the Venetian masks!! In the meantime, have a great day with camera in hand!!

cieldequimper said...

Ooooh I like that sculpture.

So you're a pyramid man? Have you lit the candles and had it turn yet?

Tanya Breese said...

oh it is a beautiful gallery!

RedPat said...

That violin is spectacular, Jack!

jennyfreckles said...

I love those masks too, but some glass would be good! That violin is exquisite.

Why the comment moderation...?

Kay said...

"Marvelous gallery" indeed! I'm sure his vivacious wife will have wonderful portraits like Keith but I'd love to see some of those Venetian masks more up close and personal.

Randy said...

Looks like a nice place.

Bob Crowe said...

We got suckered into going to Murano once. It's a bit of a racket run by the glass stores, hotels and water taxi operators. Once you arrive, there is some doubt about whether you will get a ride back to Venice if you don't but something.

The stores we were taken to were full of horrendous kitsch. Obviously, there is a better side that we didn't visit. It would make me interested in this shop.

Stefan Jansson said...

I hope someone buys you a mask and that you will use it when you are out trying to shoot portraits!

Kate said...

Venetian glass is very special! I do believe that our American entrepeneur, Chihuly, also learned glass blowing at the Venini factory in Murano. (Really love that name and wish that my geneaology searches would come up with a connection. . . loving glass as I do must be part of my DNA,don't you think?) I hope that someone will give you a Murano glass sculpture of some kind; the violin might be just the thing!