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26th on November – archway

November 26th, 2010 at 10:36

Lagos – watercolour 6×8″ (15×20cm)
Staying with yesterdays theme of entering new worlds and archways, this is painting of a city wall archway in a beautiful coastal town in Portugal. I painted this from a photograph that I took some 10 years ago before we went digital. I have a biggish collection of possible motifs for painting and when I tidied my workroom late last night (- because I couldn’t find anything!) I found lovely old projects which promptly then sidetracked me in the fashion of, ah, I’ll just do this one, it won’t take me long etc. instead of doing what I really needed to do.

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8 Responses to “26th on November – archway”

  1. Diane M. McKnight Says:

    This is really nice. It really makes you feel like you are entering someplace new and exciting. Have you ever read “The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom” by Angeles Arrien? It kind of reminds me of this book. It is reflective of midlife and the author takes the reader through the Etight Gates of Initiation, from world cultures allowing you to master their lessons and gifts. Interesting read if you are in that place in life.

  2. Amy Says:

    Pretty! I want to be in that painting, it looks so peaceful in a vacation exploration kind of way!

  3. anne Says:


    And what fun it is to be distracted by ideas and inspiration!

  4. B @ Sweet Limes Says:

    Wish I was there right now, it looks peaceful and my curiosity has got me wondering what is behind that wonderfully coloured teal door.

  5. Paula - Buenos Aires Says:

    Beautiful! *Smiling at screen*

  6. Louise Says:

    I do like watercolours of stone buildings like this. This is lovely.

  7. EVA Says:

    Lovely! Looks like a charming street to wander down….

  8. BarbaraB Says:

    Beautiful and evocative. I love the blue shadow, the balcony, and the way the street curves. It’s so enticing…you wonder what’s right around the corner.

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