The unbearable agony of a mother about to have her baby torn from her arms in this detail from the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. The image has haunted me ever since I saw it on our visit to the chapel nearly twenty years ago. It was painted by Giotto di Bondone and is as relevant today as when he painted it over seven hundred years ago.
“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” -Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1849
Visited an old painting of mine today, my interpretation of the original logo of the UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital in Vancouver and painted in my basement in 1987. The Hospital is now part of Vancouver Coastal Health but happy to see the painting looks as fresh today as the day it was finished.
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is sadly the last from The Daily Post and we have been asked to choose our all time favourites, an almost impossible task after five years of posting regularly to the challenges each week.
Those of you who follow thechangingpalette
however shouldn’t be surprised that I would choose these photos from last August’s Photo Challenge: Corner
of my beautiful granddaughter painting with me in my studio, on that day perhaps the happiest corner in all the world.
Thanks to everyone at The Daily Post for a great ride.
See you all in the blogosphere.
Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver at the end of a golden day last week.
What could be a better start to the weekend than these gorgeous peony blooms set against the bluest of skies this week.
The twisted red rock of spectacular Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Five for five…
…in the studio Friday afternoon.
In May 2017 I posted a number of images of Vancouver for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting. Rather than repurposing all the images for this week’s Photo Challenge: Place in the World
from Erica, I invite you to visit Vancouver Reflections
to see my city enjoying the same brilliant sunshine as it is today.
tulips of the valley I – 2018
tulips of the valley II – 2018