I have a whole bunch of daffodils in my garden here in Geneva, and these are a sample of what I look forward to every spring! Well, the timing of painting these flowers couldn't be more "off" than now for we just entered autumn, but I always remember that in the southern hemisphere it's spring! So, I painted this yesterday for my friends in South Africa, South America, Autralia, and the others who are enjoying spring now. Happy spring everyone!
I walked to the the gardens of the Chateau de Prangins the other day and saw beautiful Black Eye Susan in full bloom. Aside from the the beautiful flowers and fruit trees, the gardens at the chateau grow old fashioned vegetables from the 18th century. I hear that they serve the food they grow right there in the chateau restaurant. I must make a reservation and have a 18th century meal there, one of these days. The chateau is now a fabulous museum that deserves a visit. http://www.musee-suisse.com/e/prangins/chateau_jardins/chateau.php
Como is a beautiful little town by the lake (Como), less than 30 miles north of Milan, in northern Italy. It took us around 30 minutes to get there from Milan by train (Cisalpino), a nice change in scenery from the crowded streets of Milan, full of shoppers. Como is crowded with a different crowd of people - laid back tourists enjoying their well deserved vacation. The above painting is a street scene just around the corner from the Duomo (Cathedral) in the middle of the town.
Alexandra is back to school and I am back to painting! It hopefully means that I'll be posting here on a more regular basis... We had a wonderful summer filled with many events and activities. The highlight of our vacation were Sho and Kate's wedding in the USA and our family trip to Italy. I hope you had a wonderful summer, too!
The above painting is one of the many happy scenes that we witnessed during the holidays. The children in the painting were just some random kids that we saw at the Piazza S. Marco, in Venice, feeding the birds - they were really having a lot of fun! I had a great time painting birds for the first time....
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