301. Palma’s drawing inspiration during music listening
»Heaven, yes heaven! I have to paint here over the main painting of this San Saba Chapel a scene from heaven….«
Now Palma felt inspired to draw an inspiration on a paper.
He lit his lantern and some candles he used to paint at evening there in the church.
Palmina could feel that he is inspired and started to support him with playing on her lutes.
picture 1 – Palma’s inspiration fast drawing about the HEAVEN for the San Saba Chapel at Chiesa Sant‘ Antonin in Venice
»Yes, this will be in the middle above in the half circled painting…«, Palma whispering into Palmina’s ear.
They are completely alone in this Church San Antonin in Venice.
And no one could see what they are doing up there on the wide scaffolding under the half-circled window.
Palmina smiled and looked what Palma had created.
She tries to understand how the painting should look like if it is complete.
»This is only a section of the painting…the middle part…here… this should be there«.
Palma stood up and went carefully to the position where the painting should be.
Now Palmina understood also that Palma will paint this year longer in the chapel because he wants to draw the heaven he saw now in the vision.
»Woooh, so great…and,and… here you painted a Saint Spirit Pigeon!!! Isn’t it Palma?«
»Yes, my Pigeon. The Pigeon which brings the saint spirit! And here I will paint the saint Pigeon and the saint Pigeon only we both can see if we are here at the scaffolding and no one who stands down on earth, if the scaffolding is removed will see our saint spirit pigeon. Pssst. (only if a pigeon or angels lands out there at the window she can see the painted saint spirit pigeon) This Is Our secret, Pssst…«, Palma whispered and he looked at his drawing and he was holding the lantern a little bit nearer to see it better.
Palmina lifted also her lantern and looked interested. Both were sitting on their knees and looking at the place in the huge half circle where the painting in orange colours, the colour of enlightenment and heaven will be painted soon by the well known Palma il Giovane.
picture 2 – black white photograph of Palma’s inspiration fast drawing about the HEAVEN for the San Saba Chapel at Chiesa Sant‘ Antonin Venice
So this means every evening when Palmina finished her evening concert in the Doge’s Palace where she plays a Lute solo for the international honour guests of the Republic of Venice, she can walk directly her way to the Chiesa Sant‘ Antonin where Palma is the whole day working on the big paintings of the San Saba chapel (on his huge confortable scaffolding).
Yes, this she realized without saying a word and she smiled very strong.
She looked shy on the wooden floor of the scaffolding then she looked up to Palma without moving her head.
picture 3 – Overview – »Campo Bandiera e Moro« (Palmina’s Home), Chiesa »San Antonin« (Palma’s paintings), The Atelier at the Fondamenta di Furlani (where Palma also painted Palmina as model) and the »Scuola«
»I will be there every time I have time after the concert Palma…«, she told him with her heart.
And they thanked the heaven for all that art inspirations in music and painting and they thanked the Saint Virgin, they thanked Santa Lucia who send the saint of music into Palma’s difficult live.
And suddenly Palma had a great idea that her father would not be angry because Palma is painting so long in the near area of Palma’s flat at the baker’s shop.
picture 4 – Palma’s fast drawing (right side up) on a paper which has still a painting on it. It was the first inspiration for the painting »Miracolo del fornaio«- Palma il Giovane (1593)
»Look, I paint the Saint Saba here. The Miracle which happened at your bakery shop long ago…«
Palma drew fast and he used a drawing on which he drew the saint virgin with her baby for an other painting.
He painted the scene of the »Miracolo del fornaio«
Palmina started again to play for him and he saw the whole painting like that in a vision.
After the tradition of Master Titian the painting has to be painted only in white colours and later the colours are painted on that white oil painting.
Palma smiled during he was drawing and she could also see in a vision with Palma that Palma will use Palmina’s father as model for the painting (the baker at left)
picture 5 – black white photograph of painting »Miracolo del fornaio«- Palma il Giovane (1593), left wall in the San Saba Chapel
Palmina understood also that if the Syrian pilgrims will came to Venice very often, the bakery shop will get a big business in the future and Palmina’s father will do nothing against this painting art project.
Also the Republic of Venice wants to have the saint bones of San Saba here in Venice if the miracle is documented and painted by the famous painter Palma il Giovane of Venice.
picture 6 – complete view of San Saba Chapel at Chiesa Sant‘ Antonin Venice (without huge scaffolding)
»Oh, my Pigeon you are inspiring me so much, my Santa Cecilia, my Pigeon, my yellow canary bird…«, Palma whispered into Palmina’s ear
»Oh, Palma I love to play your music creations.
My composer, my writer, my painter…«, Palmina whispered Palma in his ear.
(to be continued…)
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»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:
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