Wednesday, June 23, 2010

There Are Places I Remember


"Grand Hotel, Mobile Bay", 16x20, Oil, SOLD.  A couple of winters ago, I snapped this photo as our plein-air workshop took a lunch break. Thinking it might make a painting of a memorable spot, I used it as reference for a painting demonstration in Alabama at an art-event for snow-birds this winter. Then, just finished it on my new studio easel today.
Recently I shared the most delicious covered dish luncheon with "Artists by the Bay" at a gorgeous residence overlooking Mobile Bay. That's when chat of the oil-spill was still in the hopefully-it-won't-reach-us stage.
Back to the Grand Hotel in Point Clear: it's a beautifully landscaped luxury Marriott with spa. I got to stay there once, and remember- it was the day they dethroned the statue of Saddam. That was the news as I got ready to go out for dinner.

11 comments:

Marie Theron said...

Now that is so entertaining. The painting came out so fresh-looking as if you were there on the spot painting it, Jill. It is a good size and looks marvelous there on your easel!

Nina E Jørgensen said...

i really like how you did the water, and i like your van gogh poster in the background!

Karen Bruson said...

Nice texture.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Love the feeling of the place in this one. And I'm always at the mercy of that blue. Beautiful.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Great work! Nice blog, I enjoyed visiting.

Jean said...

très très beau !
Vous avez du talent !
Vous avez restitué la Réalité dans son âme .

Dana Cooper said...

Beautiful painting Jill...great editing, great memories!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Jill!.... Just back from Scotland... but had to make a short visit to your site!

Thank "You" for your encouraging comments!

Love the texture... colour and edges in your work! Your site is a joy to behold!

Strange... how our pictures evoke... "places we remember"... the Beatle tune... a personal favourite of mine.

"We" are certainly on the very same page in our lives... "You" and "I"!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful colors.

Teresa said...

Isn't painting such a special way of keeping those memories? Especially when you can add your own feelings about the place to the canvas right along with the paint.

Lovely painting, Jill.

Jill Berry said...

When I look back on these blogging years... your friendships and notes will always brighten my day! Any thoughts of vulnerability- exposing art, thoughts, feelings, studio, life... is always met with your kindness.
Thank You!