Monday, January 19, 2009

Macro Monday

A few weeks ago Jientje at Heaven In Belgium posted some beautiful photos of Bruges, Belgium. I told her in a comment about how special Bruges is to me, but not because I have ever been there. When I was 16 years old, and in high school art class, I did an oil painting of a photo I had found of a canal bridge in Bruges. This painting was instrumental in forming the artist in me. I did several oil paintings after that, but none for the past 30 years.

When I saw Jientje's photos of Bruges I realized what a charming and beautiful city it is. Maybe I'll get there someday. Those photos have been on my mind since I saw them and my painting is in my living room. So for this week's Macro Monday I am posting my own tribute to Bruges. Thank you Jientje, for your wonderful tour of Bruges.

These are macros of different areas of the painting:

And here is the painting:

If you love to see the world close up, join us in Macro Monday, founded by the Maestra of Macro Lisa. Many wonderful photographers from around the world link up here.
Thanks for stopping by!


CameoRoze said...

I don't know that I've ever thought to look at a painting quite that closely. Thanks for a very interesting perspective.

Lovin' Macro Monday,
Cameo @-->-->---

Jientje said...

Cool!! And very well done!
How wonderful that I inspired you with my pictures of Bruges!!
I know where that bridge is, I could take you right to it!
I love the swans, it just would not be Bruges without them!
If ever you do plan on visiting Belgium or Bruges, be sure to let me know!!

Ida said...

First of all.
Your painting is beautiful.
So is the city of Bruges as well.
The chocolate corner looks very charming.
Lovely post, showing how great blogging can be - meeting people from all over the world.

Jama said...

It's a beautiful painting and love those macros! you should pick up the brushes again.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It;s fun to see your painting closeup as well as to see the whole piece. What a nice post.

lisaschaos said...

How fun! I love that painting! And it was fun to see pieces up close! :)