PAINTINGS OF PEOPLE AND PLACES, AT HOME AND ABROAD
Sunday, 2 April 2017
Thoughts of warm days to come
In a Monastery Garden - oil, 16 x 16 inches (40 x 40 cm)
In February we were on holiday in beautiful Colombia and visited this ancient monastery (Santo Ecce Homo, near Villa de Leyva). The archway, its irregular structure and the plants kept calling "Paint me!". So I have. I started with a more contemporary idea in mind but the amount of foliage forced me away from my original wish. Too tricky for my planned version. I'm happy with how it has turned out as it has kept what attracted me to the subject.