Well, as some of you are aware, I had to put some things into the hands of family this winter, due to a change in circumstances. Things that were precious, that I wanted to keep safe. I am finally OK again, and went to get these things a month ago. Several of my Mother`s watercolours were missing. I was devastated, and my relative has been less than caring about any of these things since Christmas. When I emailed my concern about the missing paintings, I was reminded that I was not a priority, and how dare I suggest that she might have them anyway. It took her 3 weeks to `find` them. Then 2 more weeks to tell me I could drop by to get them. So, yesterday was the day. A friend drove into the city and we picked them up.
It could be because my Mum`s favourite uncle painted them, or because his daughter is one of my few remaining relatives still speaking to me, but I love them and believe that he had true talent. I am having all of his paintings that I have archivally re-framed, but in the original frames.
This last one is the largest of all. It is actually too large for my scanner. My Uncle painted it for his favourite niece, my Mum, for her wedding present. I have two that were painted for me, but I believe that you can see his passion in the landscapes.
This meant a lot to me, getting them back. Thanks for looking at them.