two more magical mornings

Vanier Park, Vancouver – Tuesday 4.12.18

Fishermans’ Wharf, False Creek, Vancouver – Wednesday 5.12.18

Nothing like a little magic with which to start the week. This morning’s sunrise illuminated my favourite willow tree on Kitsilano Beach that has featured in so many posts on thechangingpalette over the past few years. Definitely another one worthy of sharing.

Happy Monday

H4H2

Antigua study I – 29.11.18 – water-colour/pen and ink

Four years ago I posted about the charitable organization Heath for Humanity and the great work of their surgical missions over many years to Antigua, Guatemala. The post included a video presentation of theirs for those of you who would like to learn more about them, and you can visit their website here: h4h. Earlier this month I had the privilege of joining them for a week, working with wonderful dedicated colleagues who were making a real difference to the lives of so many; heroes all.

Here are a few of my memorable images from Antigua which include the dazzling yellows of the iconic Arco de Santa Catalina, the colourful pastels of the buildings and the Fuego volcano in the distance, which erupted once again just over a week ago.

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Antigua

El Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua, Guatemala

Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to family and friends across the border having just returned from Guatemala, about which more to come.

Simone perfect

Celebrating the perfection once again of Simone Biles, the first women to win four all-round World Gymnastic Championship titles.
The power of teal continues.

Barcelona Beautiful

 

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that we have just returned from a truly memorable visit to the beautiful and historic city of Barcelona.

For my changingpalette followers here are some of our favourite moments, from Antoni Gaudi’s stunning Sagrada Familia cathedral, to his La Pedrera rooftop sculptures and his mosaics in Park Guell, to the glorious paintings of Joan Miro at the Fundacio Joan Miro in Parc de Montjuic, to dinner at the iconic 4Gats restaurant and before leaving the celebrations in the streets on Spain’s National holiday on October 12th.

As you watch the slideshow enjoy the guitar of Edgar Moffatt who treated us to his art as we waited in line for the opening of The Prado in Madrid. (Our Madrid visit to follow).

 

 

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a day of sorrow and heroism

Germany 1939 – America 2018

Whatever happened to “Never again.”

No words except to say to those grieving and suffering today you are in all of our hearts.

tuscan reverie

Val d’Orcia – 23.9.18

A visit to Tuscany in the studio this afternoon.