I had a hard time finishing a painting yesterday because of all the sadness I felt from the violence and death around the world. From our visits to France I feel a closeness and my heart and prayers go out to the families who have suffered from these latest murders. I thought about painting a flamingo or ostrich with its head in the sand to depict how many people react to these unthinkable violent attacks but did this instead.
I have wanted to paint this scene ever since we returned from Majorca last April. We were so lucky to be able to view this scene of the trees, sunshine, and Mediterranean sea. It was a wonderful trip and we got to know the country and its people the second week of our trip.
More paintings to come this year. I was totally fascinated with the old Olive trees and the mountain scenery and rocks against the shoreline were so beautiful. The artists use slightly different colors in their paintings and the sky plays a dominant role in the scenery. A little different from what I had learned.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.