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Foro Romano 30.5.15 matted and framed.

Next stop The Eternal City.


Our last visit was on the 19th of July 1999 as you can see.  
It’s been far too long. 
Stay tuned 🙂

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Finale Ligure reflection matted and framed.

The window is from the Youth Hostel in Finale Ligure, Castello Vuillerman, where we stayed in 1999. We’ll never forget climbing the more than three hundred steps with packs on our backs to the Castello where the views of the city were well worth the climb.

The first variation in ink and water-colour repurposed from Studio 365:Day 145

…the journal entry from our visit

  …and the original window reflection.

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Deltaport variation 2.9.15, matted and framed.

Returning from Vancouver Island one stormy August evening in 2015 led to this painting of the cranes of Deltaport against a fiery night sky at sunset and painted two years ago today.

With this post I am thinking of all the recent and ongoing natural disasters around the world this summer, the catastrophic flooding in Texas and South Asia and the wild fires here in British Columbia, all of which have led to so many lost homes and treasured possessions and to too many lost lives for whom today’s post is dedicated together with the volunteers and neighbours helping neighbours who are showing the best of humanity in these troubled times.

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Lessons from the Great Masters Day 14 – 20.7.15 matted and framed

In July 2015 working my way through Tony Smibert and Joyce Townsend’s Tate Watercolour Manual: Lessons from the Great Masters, this lesson was titled Painting onto coloured paper: watercolour heightened with gouache.  The book was introduced to me by my friend the inspiring artist and teacher Debi Riley from Perth Australia.  Thanks again Debi 🙂

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“imbued with possibilities” matted and framed

To see the evolution of the painting and the explanation of its title visit July 3,2016.

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a girl can never have enough dresses – matted and framed

just like her shoes.

The girl of course is our beautiful two year old granddaughter.