Aug 18, 2010

Bethania 7

“the Cornwallis House”
7 x 9.5" watercolor

I no more than arrived back from my painting trip to Bethania, than a letter from Robert Genn* arrived in my email that addressed the pluses and minuses of being alone when an artist travels. I could write the book on this. And he actually did post my response to his letter on his Painter’s Keys website. Click on “What to do with yourself” to find my little tidbit, and by all means scroll down when you get there.

As you will see in my response to Robert Genn, I used the painting of Cornwallis House to illustrate my trip to Bethania. Because Lord Cornwallis was a British revolutionary general most of us have heard of, and because he reportedly spent a night in this house during the Revolutionary War, the painting above seemed to me a logical choice with which to represent my trip to the historical town of Bethania.

* Canadian artist Robert Genn writes a bi-weekly letter that is followed by artists, writers and others worldwide. Subjects are art-related, but his writing and thoughts are eloquent and of interest to all. If you are not already a subscriber to Genn’s letters, you may become one by following this link.

1 comment:

  1. This series is really nice, Brenda. It certainly is fun to explore an area and when you paint I think the exploration is more focused.

    I have followed Robert Genn for a long time and so many times I relate to what he is writing. This one is no exception and your comment is right on!