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Remembrance Day 2017

Victory Square, Vancouver

Whitehall, London

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Vimy, France

Lest we forget

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Waterloo I 3.11.15 matted and framed.

 

Waterloo Station today. 

It’s good to be back. 

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 Mosaic Variation 12.6.15, matted and framed.  Inspired by the floor mosaics of the Basilica San Marco in Venice

Returning to Venice next week but difficulty with Wifi so here is a taste of the last few days with lots more to follow when we return home. 

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A hillside in Tuscany remembered…31.1.16, matted and framed…

…as we head to the Tuscan hills for a few days. 

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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.