February 1, 2017

TWO PICTURES

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Nick’s sister Rachel gave us two paintings for Christmas.  She painted both of them from a photo of our house that I posted last year.  I had no idea she was doing them and they were a lovely surprise.

The first is an oil painting in lovely vibrant colours.  We will take this one back to France with us and display it there.

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The second is in pen and ink and watercolour and its muted tones (and smaller size) suit our UK house.  It’s displayed in an alcove at the side of the fireplace in the living room where it fits in perfectly and reminds us of how lucky we are to have such a lovely home in France.

8 comments:

  1. What a lovely present. They are both very beautiful, Jean.

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  2. And they will remind you of how lucky you are to have a talented sister-in-law. Wish I had an artist in the family!

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    1. Kiwi, absolutely!
      There are two talents I wish I had, one is to be able to paint and the other is to play the piano.

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  3. Beautiful! It's amazing the talents that some people have.

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  4. Both are lovely... my preference would be the one you've decided to keep in the UK... purely because I like pen, ink and watercolour over oils.
    Both seem to be pretty architecturally accurate...
    a rare skill!!

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  5. Both are beautiful, lovely to have that talent in the family. Such a special gift.

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