30 June, 2008

Irish Castle Painting


We are back from our fabulous trip to Ireland and Scotland. Can't think of what I liked best--the people, the scenery, the weather, the history, the Guiness, or the Irish whiskey! Best part I guess was meeting such a great group of people from all over from Sri Lanka to Brazil to Nova Scotia, New Zealand and Australia. It was the trip of a lifetime and we enjoyed every second. I took over 400 pictures and have already started painting. First project was to paint a cover for Jim's new Southern Music release calle "Two British Folksongs". We've cheated a bit by using an Irish Castle but don't think anyone can tell the difference. Infact-there are so many castles laying about that they call them ABC--"Another Bloody Castle". I plan to get copies of this castle painting done on a nice card stock and send to each of our tour mates. This one is done I think.
Summer is turning out to be a traveling time. Am going to Albuquerque in July to visit family and then Jim and I go to Auburn Alabama for his college jazz band reunion in August. Plan to drive over to Jacksonville Florida to look at apartments as we are seriously thinking of renting an apartment there so we can go visit his kids more often and stay longer when we do visit.
Anyway it is good to be home.

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

That is a fabulous painting. I was completely enthralled by all the castles and history during a trip to England a decade ago. Even junky old gas stations are pretty there!
Sounds wonderful!