203. Little Giulia wants to paint landscapes in Palma paintings
And after that vision the Peony Gondola moved in time a little bit later and they saw a sweet little Peony Gondola Vision:
»Peep. peep, peep«, made little Pipsy and run nervous from the left and the right side on his wood-stick in the little bird cage.
»Sebastian, look, Pipsy has inspirations maybe the little yellow canary bird wants to tell you again something about the 16th and 17th century about the legend of Palma il Giovane in Venice.
»Oh, yes, Daddy, please tell us some evening stories about Palma il Giovane and Palmina and his family and so on…Oh, please Johann Sebastian, please…«
And Johann Sebastian told his daughters a nice story which the little canary bird told him in his dreams last night.
»Palma and Palmina met again in their Peony Gondola and saw this Peony Vision about their life in Venice: and they saw this:
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Little Giulia looked out of the window down to the San Marco Palace.
Left she saw the San Marco Cathedral and left straight ahead she could see a little bit the water and a little bit of the church Giorgio Maggiore on the little island. The Church will be soon finished.
The Pigeons fly around and Giulia felt it: The Pigeons are waiting for Palma who had often a lot of good breads for them from Palmina.
»Hm, when Jacopo will come today? I will show him my new landscape paintings. I learned now much how to paint a landscape in a painting. Jacopo will be proud of me and maybe… he will allow me soon to paint in his biiiig paintings the landscapes like Crezia is doing since years…hmm…is he coming? There!…Jacopo is coming with Palmina look, Crezia!!!«
Giulia jumped like a little bird full of joy. Now the time of waiting has an end. Jacopo Palma il Giovane is now back from his painting lessons at the Titian School and the representative concert at the Dogans Palace where Palmina had today a little concert – of course Palma secretly arranged the invitation for Palmina because he loves to hear her lute playing.
Yes, all of Palma’s family are loving Palmina and her talented Lute playing.
Palma paints every day very long at his big paintings at different places in Venice.
Sometimes he started his day at church or at a famous palazzo. Sometimes he went to his little atelier at the »Fondamenta dei Furlani«.
Palmina daily brought him fresh food and fresh bread at the midday lunch time.
Only Palmina knew his actual working position in Venice
While Palma was working, Crezia coordinated all the business and all groups of artists around the Titian-Art-Gallery and the Titian School.
So much students Palma had to teach every day! It could happen that no one exactly knows where Palma il Giovane was in a certain moment working at Venice.
The colours of the oil painting had often to dry for days, weeks, months – till he could continue to paint on a painting.
So Palma has often to paint on 20 paintings at the same time.
Often he dreamed at night from the mixing of the colours.
Often he planed during the dreaming time which colours he had to buy at the markets for his paintings.
Sometimes he had to wait weeks if a certain colour or its pigments are ordered along the marketing networks all over Europe and the East.
So it was necessary to coordinate all these events at the same time.
Palma was an organizing-genius and Palmina and Crezia often helped him.
Of course Crezia, she was now a young women, is like a mother for little Giulia.
But also she had to organize a lot and often Palmina was there to help and to look after little Giulia.
Palma came, well dressed directly from the concert and Palmina was with him and was invited to Palma’s family in his big palazzo flat at the San Marco Place the most famous place in Venice.
Palma gave some bread to the Pigeons and they came all over and all sides on San Marco Place in Venice.
All the Pigeons from Venice know if Palma comes he has some good bread for them.
Crezia was also now at the window and saw Palma and Palmina feeding the pigeons.
Palma waved up to Giulia and Crezia.
Crezia smiled and Giulia jumped also waving back.
Today Crezia and Julia will show their new paintings and ask after Palma’s opinion about her painting quality.
Yes, Giulia wants now to come and help to paint on the big paintings of Palma – this saves time and Giulia and Crezia are very talented.
And if Palmina is playing on her lute in the background the work will be finished much faster and better than without her lute playing.
Palmina was also the music teacher of Crezia, Giulia and also the composing teacher for Palma il Giovane.
Palmina is always inspired by his Saint Cecilia…
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And as Palma and Palmina saw this Peony Vision of their life in the 16th and the 17th century in Venice Palma said:
»Yes, our big family flat..We lived there 46 years… The flat is so beautiful. Enough place to give every day a little house concert for special guests of the Republic of Venice…«
»Yes, so beautiful. And you can see the church Giorgio Maggiore on the little island slowly growing, day by day. The flat in the 2nd floor at the San Marco Place…So wonderful. The harpsichord there… and the paintings…. the little stage…I often gave concerts at your big family rooms there…«
»Yes, Palmina we had good years…«
And Palmina laid her head on Palma’s side and Palma pointed up to the sky where Mars and Uranus are and he said:
»Look, Palmina, here , left from Mars is the star HIP 8888. Doesn’t this mean good luck if a star has 4 times the lucky 8?«
»Yes, in Asia the eights are bringers of luck, my Palma, my painter, my composer, my personal writer.«
And Palmina laid in her dreams today her head the whole night and day on Palma’s side and hold his arm and Palma could feel her thoughts and her deep heart-to-heart love and he smiled and Palmina felt his smile and smiled also short.
»Happy Valentin’s day, my inspiration, my pigeon, my yellow canary bird, my butterfly!«
picture – view of stars at the evening sky
And Palma tried to play the Violoncello as a surprise for his music teacher Palmina and it was like like this:
(to be continued…)
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»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here: