May 30, 2012

The Grand Tour

We have been to the further most corner of the world from my home down under: working backwards... Bergen (Norway), Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris and various towns in south France.
We have sketched and painted and photographed so many wonderful cityscapes and villages. Also, visited fantastic museums which housed works that I had studied in school and at college.
We stayed with friends in Helsinki, and explored Stockholm with Swedish mates.
A Grand Tour if ever there was one. It was so interesting and inspiring.
Bob and I have more than 10,000 images to manage: some are for painting reference, others for use in a Photographic Exhibition, and quite a few happy snaps, of course!
I painted while on the canal boat, and sometimes from the bank. Impressionism inspired the texture on this painting.
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