The third floor ballroom glowed with gold and red lighting against a backdrop of Venetian architecture. There were huge centerpieces and bouquets on the tables. A non-Venetian dance band played...
and kept the many celebrants dancing.
There were acrobats, including some that mesmerized the audience by climbing and hanging from fabric draped from the very high ceiling.
With all the music and festivity and dramatic lighting, my sketches were quick and very loose. Later, at home, I tried to add some of the glorious color and dark shadows that cloaked the evening.