Today’s painting is one from more than a few years ago. It combines a number of elements I’m still interested in. There’s a bit of maritime landscape, some family heirlooms, and an object with a bit of sheen.
For a kid from rural New Brunswick it was a dream come true to travel to Rome. Today’s watercolour ” A Street in Rome”, comes from the first trip we made with students to visit that glorious city.
Today’s watercolour is a view in Nice, France. It is a beautiful city. I had the privilege to travel there a few times on EF school trips.
Today’s watercolour reminds me of hobbits for some reason? It is another one of my paintings of a small out building (a Shed). I feel the diminutive structure carries a certain noble quality due to its stonework and round roof.
We didn’t travel much when I was a kid so when we went to Grammys it was a big deal. The trip seemed to take forever, and often I’d experience the pleasantries of car sickness. Grammy’s place was on a farm, so there was a barn and wide open fields to roam in. It was somewhere the imagination could soar. What really made it special was that it was Grammy’s home, she being one of the sweetest Irish women you could ever meet.
Today’s watercolour is a fine example of what can happen to a perfectly good shed after being exposed to a multitude of Canadian winters. I feel a bit like that myself sometimes.
Today’s watercolour Shed II continues my interest in small outbuildings. These structures are small in stature, but somehow full of dust and mystery (just what is in that old shed anyway?).