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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Roman Arch Pink Tree


Here is a recent 28" x 22" oil on stretched linen painting.  I first went to Spain in 1969, for my junior year abroad at UCSD.  When I wasn't studying at the University of Madrid,  we took field trips and/or I hitchhiked all over the country.  I took this picture somewhere in Spain on one of my trips - although I remember nothing about it.  By googling "roman arch," I found another more recent photo of this same scene indicating it is in the village of Medinacelli in central Spain.   Looking for new material to paint last month, I rediscovered my old slide, added a scan of a beautiful pink tree watercolor painted by Samuel Palmer in 1829 called "In a Shoreham Garden," and did a few other manipulations in Photoshop CS5 as a guide.  My perspective is a bit off but the new painting is quite soothing in a fantastical kind of way - and it brings back nice memories.

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