Sunday, 20 November 2011

Paris by Nuit

Le Eiffel Tower

I recall looking out of our hotel window in Montmatre, looking out over Paris and seeing the Eiffel Tower all lit up and sparkling, unfortunately by the time I fetched my camera it had refrained from dancing and fallen back into darkness.
However, as our stay in this beautiful city matured, we discovered that on the hour the tower did dance to the Parisian tune 'de vie'  with ecstatic illumination.
I now understand why the great artists of this world have to live in Paris - it is a rite of passage for anyone who has passion in their soul.

 This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #29 of 52.
It may not have been painted in Paris but still carries the spirit.
One a week for a year we are getting there.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Mount Fuji Japan

Mount  Fuji

In a slight deviation from my normal contributions, this latest picture is of sunrise around Mount Fuji in the backdrop to the town of Fujiyoshida, Japan.

Unfortunately I didn't have to visit Japan for this, it was reproduced from a photo I took off the television, cheating I know !

Surprisingly enough I saw this shot while watching an episode of  " An Idiot Abroad "  a couple of weeks ago and thought "that's got potential" - thank goodness for TVRs.

Even if you hate the TV programme I think you'll agree this view is pretty spectacular.

This picture measures 16" x 12" on canvas board, and is #28 of 52.
One a week for a year !