|"Sibiu park at high noon" by Hilary J. England, 12" x 12", oil on canvas panel, 2014|
Today was a bit better, actually, it started off great, but that capricious Romanian weather caught us in another direction: blazing sun with no cover. Not only does it eat through sunblock and make you sweat, but it makes discerning colors very difficult...so, we seem to have no happy medium, although Nataliya did graciously give me a Claritin this morning, and although they don't usually work on me, they did offer at least 7 hours of some relief, and now, the allergies are creeping back, but it's OK...I'm laying in the cool of my room.
We were painting in Sibiu again today, a very lovely little park, and I enjoyed that very very much, any and all elemental idiosyncrasies put aside....it was Heaven...the love and one-ness with the beauty of the earth just hums in my heart. I can't imagine not being able to paint for eternity....the universe is so amazingly complex and beautiful, the only thing that scares me about dying and death now is that I won't be a painter in the afterlife....that could never be possible though, I assure myself of that just for comfort :-) While contemplating the wonderful majesty of the natural world as I was painting away, a few Romanian police officers came around to chat and watch, and one of their undercover officers, "Resov" was especially nice, and after chatting about New York, police officers, laws, differences in cultures, differences in camera prices (LOL) he asked me to meet him for a drink at the bistro later, or whenver I was available, which I am considering...it's always nice to have friends in law enforcement HAHA...plus he was cute ;-)
So, here is today's work: "Park at high noon in Sibiu" Enjoy!!!