Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ironman Week

Village Gateway
12 x 16
oil on canvas board
This lovely little village main street was one of many that we road our bikes through last summer in the Pyrenees. I often wondered where the cars and people were till someone told me that many villagers have moved to the big cities. It's so sad to see such beautiful places abandoned but I guess we have that problem here too. Well the summer is almost over, we've felt the shift in temperature with the evenings cooling off. I've had a great time with lots of family and friends to play with, sold a few paintings, didn't paint enough but will soon and this weekend will finish it off with the Penticton Ironman Canada Triathlon. I've spent much of the summer swimming, biking and running in preparation for it and though I've enjoyed it immensely I'm ready for a break. I'll have one more event to do, a ride from Vancouver to Whistler and then I plan to take advantage of the last warm days to do some plein air painting. I've spent the last week building a pochade box and can't wait to try it out!

5 comments:

Marie Theron said...

What a lovely painting, and you had such fun and sold some too! I have endless admiration for the serious cycling!

Gary Keimig said...

nice Barb. Interesting travels.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Caroline Bray Art said...

Excellent composition, Barb, and a wonderful capturing of light in the distance. I can feel myself being drawn under the arch and down the street...lovely!

Barb Hillier said...

Thank you so much everyone. When all settles down I'll be dropping by on everyone and in the meantime appreciate the kind comments!