My journal is not actually of Venice which I have been to so many times I can't remember how many. When we lived in southern Germany we used to go quite frequently. My journal is about the my fall trip to the SW....Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. However, I got inspired yesterday to create a Venice piece which is called The Patron. When I was taking university classes, I took an art history course where we studied how patrons portraits were frequently painted into commissioned pieces. I thought I would include my self-portrait into this new work. My gentlemen's ATC group's theme for January is self-portraits, hence, this piece. I will be adding the right hand side of The Patron into my self-portrait journal as well.