Wednesday, September 21, 2011

San Sebastian to Bilbao via the school train

Boarded the train only to be joined by 15 or so very noisy And boisterous Basque school children on a field trip. Time to get out the iPod. What a life saver. From my train window I am viewing beautiful rolling green hills and farmlands, white stucco houses and red tiled roofs. A flock of blue heron just crossed over the train as we follow a waterway west.

This train is know as "The Mole" because it travels part of the way
underground. I had the choice of a bus to Bilbao that would save over an hour but the train provides a much better vie of the countryside.

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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.