Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Back at the Easel

Tractor Lines    12 x 24    Acrylic

It's been a long time since posted. The exciting new is that I retired from my full time design job and I can now concentrate on all the things I really love doing, which of course includes painting! To kick off my retirement I went on a long travel through Spain, Portugal and France. My travels started with a girlfriend, walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostella, an 800k path starting in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, crossing northern Spain and ending in Santiago. It was an incredible journey on many levels. The daily visual splendor and the many new international friends, made this a journey to cherish forever. The above painting came from a gorgeous early morning, walking through fields where the tractors had been busy mark making. These tractor lines, enhanced by the early morning sun and shadows was breathtaking. I just had to paint it!



  1. First of all...congratulations on your retirement. And traveling to Spain is on my bucket list!!! Especially that my Dads family originated from northern Spain!!! Sigh!!! Some day!!! This painting is absolutely beautiful Claire... I look forward to seeing more of your work!!!! Welcome back!!

  2. Hi Hilda, Thank you so much for your rapid response and lovely comment. I highly recommend the North of Spain. Where is your dad from?
    I hope you've won an award for best blogger, because you really are amazing at following and supporting everyone. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've been working on. Tomorrow morning... :-)

  3. My fathers family came from Girona .....Northern Spain....it was on his bucket list to visit but unfortunately he didn't fulfill his dream .... Maybe through my eyes!!!!
    I love to visit everyone....its just amazing to see SO much talent out there!!! Sometimes it's difficult but I try my best to stop by. I'm going to visit the Grand Canyon again on Monday ...its been a few years but I never get tired if it.. Not sure if I'll be hiking too much but I'll give it my all. I regret not doing this years ago...lol