In a few hours I will catch my flight to London (there is a direct flight just 6 hours!) and then Frankfurt. So I had to said good by to Newfoundland. These two watercolors I did in Bay Roberts, one of the many beautiful small towns in Newfoundland (pronounced as in understand). The artist Peter Jackson, has a small studio there, and I spent really nice moments helping him to renovate his house (the blue house) and painting outdoors, specially now that the weather is so good! The best thing about his studio is that you don't have to move far in order to finds things to paint. Both houses I painted seating in his studio. His house on the right and the neighbours house in front. Peter's house is bright blue. The roster is very important to check the weather. If the wind comes from the see it means bad weather. For this one I got inspired by one painting from Fred Lynch. He wrote how interesting is the space in between houses.
Tonight is my last night in St. John's. Tomorrow at this time I would be in a plane to London. It is late and I am tired but I can't finish packing... I am a great procastinator. The project St. John's is over. 87 days drawing and painting this city. I did today my last sketch of St. John's. To make the thing more solemn I asked my friend Martin to catch it on video. But today was not a day to be out from home, there was a wind storm out there! The winds were strong and things were fliyig around..and I kept sketching! Was it courage or just stupidity? The video has still to be edited. I will share it with you when it is ready. And here some music... I did this sketch a week ago. It is from a rehersal at the musical Patsy Cline at the Masonic Temple...why I have to think about conutry music when I am leaving?
Ken and Drew (not in the picture) are from Vancouver. They flew to Montreal and from there they drove their bikes to St. John's. I met him at the secret concert in Quidi Vidi. It is funny but Newfoundland attracts very interesting people.
There is that nice window in Rocket. the people like to seat there. I love how the light hit their faces and the shadows are warm, and the hair glow. My friend Joy has red hair and it becames streamly beautiful under that light. I asked yesterday if I can paint her. It is something funny to paint in a window a lot of people stopped to watch me painting.
The exhibition last Thursday was a success. I never imagine that some many people would come. It looked like one of this facebook partys out of control. The place was really small. After two hours (from 7 to 9PM) I was exhausted! The best satisfaccion I had were the positive comments I got from the people. Many said I offered them a different view from St. John's or that I show in my paintings places in St. John's that they could not imaging that foreigner could know from the city. There are still some watercolors if you are interested to buy. Thank you again St. John's for the appreciation of my work.