The Road to ……….

Today’s Artwork is a  dry pastel drawing by my talented sister-in-law, Cherrie Osborn. Descended from John Hanson Walker (British, 1844-1933), a famous  portrait artist, Cherrie has been an Artist in School for us over the years. She is a wonderful and encouraging teacher of Grade 6 still life drawing. Her main messages to the students are “look closely and only draw what you see”, and “enjoy your work”.

Drawn from her imagination,this work, entitled ‘The Road to ………’, has us all intrigued. We’ve all travelled it in Australia, we’re just not sure where.

These portraits were painted using his daughters as subjects.The girl in green looks remarkably like my niece who is his great,great grandaughter.

Visiting Venice and Verona

Several years ago we visited our younger daughter who was on  Student Exchange in Italy. She showed us Venice which is, arguably, one of the World’s most memorable cities and Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet. We were impressed by the pavement art in Venice and the Harlequin busker in fair Verona.