Thursday, December 24, 2009

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All

Best wishes to everyone for a very Merry Christmas! Thank you, all, for your friendship and encouraging words during the past year! May 2010 be your best year ever! And to all, a very good night!
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Going Green

In the midst of the holiday fray, I've had no time to paint. My familiar escape has been sorely missed. Finally, yesterday, I squeezed in a little painting time. As we all know. it is always a challenge to get back into painting after a long break. After several false starts, I was finally able to complete this small painting. This painting was based on a photo, taken from the passenger side car window, while driving between Killkenny, and Dublin. Everyone, just having returned from a trip to Ireland, always comments on how green the country is. It is really true, everything is very green, and not just green, all different varieties of green. I tried to capture that sense of greenness. It is everywhere. Just the opposite of California, where for most of the year the hills and fields are brown. There will be more. I have a small stack of photos, just waiting to be turned into paintings! Can hardly wait!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

To Ireland and Back

Here we are on Grafton St., in Dublin, Ireland. The lower photo is of the National Gallery of Ireland, in Dublin. This is as close as I was able to get to taking photos inside the gallery, very few visitors, and security everywhere, along with signs warning against taking pictures. I felt the need to restrain myself. The gallery was fabulous, in spite of the ban on photos.
We arrived home very late last night, after a wonderful vacation. We visited many historical sights in Dublin, drove to Killkenny, and several small villages in the nearby area. We met many terrific people, and saw all kinds of beautiful, and interesting things. We took lots of photos. We are now exhausted, and very happy to be back home. Stay tuned for paintings to come, once I get over this jet lag.
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