There is a little story about Palma and Palmina the people of Venice sometimes tell till today:
As Palmina ended her Lute solo Palma's heart was so warm awakened by her, he smiled at her and said:" Your Lute playing was that impressing and heart full that I can say I will never forget your music performance. I will remember it day and night every moment in my life and hold it deeply inside in my heart."
"I want to paint you, Palmina!". She smiled and turned her head a little bit down but her eyes looked straight up to him and smiled a little bit shy.
"...Oh, not here in the church... tomorrow, if it is possible for you, we can take a little boat or a Gondola starting from here to the small little spring-moon-light-river-island. There is an old ruin of an ancient church or monastery with nature, a few trees and a lot of green herbs and flowers. I painted there completely alone very often the nature and the animals...last time a big stack-beetle..He waited till i drew him ready..."
Palmina raised her lantern near to his and her eyes so that they shined and reflected the candle light very romantic.
Palma started to sniff at the lantern as it is a little white fine Venetian bread. She looked into his eyes and started also to sniff and both begun to laughed very naturally. This remembered them at the day they met suddenly in the tiny small street while she was carrying a bag of little fresh fine breads - they sniffed both at this bag at once...
The next day Palma went his way again early in the morning to go painting in this church on his big artwork. He took his way through the little street where Palmina brought fresh little breads and Palma sniffed on the fresh breads as it was her usual "wordless smiling greeting ritual".
Then he asked her very silent: "Today at 2 pm at the end of the cale dei in the Gondola together to the island?... I will paint you there with the Lute!"
"Yes, but...shhhhhh..silent....", she answered quick and went fast her way the small street along. Palma went also painting into the church always thinking about her.
Later they started her way from the south of Venice with the Gondola.
(The Gondolas of Venice didn't have the black colour in this century. This colour was only the tradition after Titian's death in respect to the biggest painter of Venice - Palma's Master)
Palma moved the Gondola with his Power and Palmina started to play the Lute for him which empowers him very much. Plamina was able to make lucky with her playing style because she plays with her heart and all her love.
As they arrived at the "Spring-Moon-light-River-Island" they searched a quite place. They where alone with the nature.
Palma lied in the herbs painting her and she sat on the ruin-stones holding her Lute playing.
Palma loved to draw and paint her much and to listen to her music. She started to play his composition "For Palmina by Palma" [Mandolin solo inspiration part III - Link ... ] and Palma looked at her with big feelings. She felt that and smiled.
Palma could draw and paint very fast. ...
Like that this they did for a frew hours...
Than Palma showed his artwork to Palmina lying down in the herbs to make a break. - "Oooooh, beautiful!!!", Palmina was surprised. -She could see and feel that he liked her really very much.
She lied herself beside him and looked into the lightblue sky. Than she made long breaths. Two pigeons flyed above them. Palmina pointed to them and Palma looked also. They could see them straight landing on the little tree which was direct under their feeds. The two pigeons seem no to be afraid of them.
Both sat on a root and begun to touch them with their little bills and begun to to bill and coo.
It was so quite and tender that Palmina and Palma where deeply impressed.
But suddenly a stack-beetle came along the root and tried to hurt the little feet of the right pigeon. "Oh, no...how violent the stack-beetle is to the two loving!" - Palmina was shocked. He reacted very fast and took a little branch (piece of wood) to free the foot of the poor bird.
Now the aggressive stack-beetle bites into the little branch instead of the food that strong that Palma could lift him away and set him back to the floor without touching him.
And soon there was peace on the spring-moon-light-river-island again.
The pigeons started again to bill and coo after a while very tender.
Palmina smiled and said to Palma "I am proud of you!"
Then she smiled stronger and looked down to Palma which was lying at the ground. Palma looked shy why she is so smiling and she came slowly near with her head to his head and looked deeply into his eyes.
"Your creations are so wonderful" [complete text [de/eng]: https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/01/18/2-pigeons-music-inspiration-marsvenus-palma-il-giovanne-eng-de/