The hard work of painting is done. All the fiddly details – framing, signing, varnishing, attaching D-rings and wire – completed. I’ve cleaned up my art room and painting space ready for the New Year.
The wall is a great place to store works temporarily so I’ve created my own private gallery of some of the works. A little display to say goodbye to these art pieces. Now it’s just a matter of packing everything up ready for delivery and the gallery hanging on Thursday.
Finished at last! I can hardly wait to start my next project.
Next stop Madrid. Can hardly wait to immerse myself in art there. This painting of Santa Rufina painted by Diego Velazquez in 1629 -1632 hangs in the small gallery established by the Fundacion Focus-Abengoe, Seville. It’s worth a trip to the Hospital de los Venerables, a 17th century Baroque mansion and a quiet retreat providing respite from the flurry of Seville, to see their small but quality collection of Seville masters. The building, with a beautiful central courtyard, was once a hospice for ageing priests; a very fine place to see out your final time.