Vacations......sigh ....It seems like a long time since we've been on a vacation. And I don't see that changing for us in the near future. Personally, I'm speaking.....I know lots of people have been able to take vacations this summer..finally.
I recently discovered some photos that I had from a wonderful holiday in near Boothbay Harbour in Maine way back in the 80's. It's a lot like Georgian Bay there - the rock formations. I had painted a picture from there several years ago, but I was happy to discover a few more photos. So I decided to paint them.
That got me to thinking about how nice it is to be able to paint my vacation memories. I've always taken a lot of photos when I travelled. And then I got in to the scrapbooking craze. But those albums take up way too much room...and I got too busy. But I kept stock piling the photos, and papers, and stickers, and souvenirs ready to paint my vacations! Several years ago I sold all my scrapbooking materials in a yard sale. I made a few 'memory books' from Blacks or Apple and I enjoy looking at them too. But, the ones that I have painted mean the most to me.
I certainly haven't painted everywhere I've been across Canada, the US, and Caribbean islands. But here are a few.
I just realized how boring vacation photos are....to everyone else! I hope that you didn't feel that way just now.
I actually do paint a lot of 'vacation places' not just for me, but for others as well. I have done some as commissions, but because most of the places that I've been are popular places for so many people, I have found that many people have been able to re-live THEIR vacation memories through my artwork. Take a look on the website online store for more. Some have prints available too!
Enjoy your vacation memories.....wherever they may be!