Traveled from St. Jean de Luz to San Sebastain via bus and train with no advanced reservations. Figured that I would be able to find something only to find their International Film Festival had filled all the rooms in town! The Tourist Information and Booking service was no help. I wandered around until I found a small pension for $65 with bath down the hall that should have been half the price. Just lucky to have a bed. I have been appreciating the marina and the view of the Atlantic. Dinned on Pintxo (Basque appetizers that are piled high on the bar for self service. Delicious.
Did not get any mail from Nancy. Hopefully she is doing fine. Tomorrow, probably take the train to Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim Museum.
- Beth Collins
- Portland, Oregon, United States
- I am a woman of a certain age finding myself driven to create art and currently painting landscapes in oils. I’m inspired by the beauty found in nature, particularly the landscapes of Oregon. I love the challenge of a blank canvas, in choosing the colors, lines and contrast to communicate emotion and mystery. I’m drawn to the zing of complementary colors, the power of light against dark, the weight of lines and their ability to lead the viewer through a painting. What is beyond the road, what lies just over the horizon? These all draw me in and keep me coming back to the studio. There is always a challenge awaiting, always a need to push further, to expand my skills and stretch against my comfort level.