Something that I like to do when I travel is buy paintings from local artists.
This trip I bought a watercolor in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I enjoy watching artists work and I think it makes the piece special having met the person that did the work of art I bought.
I choose the monochromatic picture of the Edinburgh Castle as we had just been there and it is such a central part of Edinburgh.
I also have a couple of paintings from the Mediterranean cruise in 2010.
This wonderfully textured oil painting of Jerusalem.
And this watercolor of Split, Croatia.
While I don't remember his name I do remember buying the watercolor and talking to him and taking the picture with him. It was one of the highlights of my short excursion to Spilt.
Do you have art from your trips?
Art Talk Series Highlights
Art Talk: Introduction
Art Talk: Emotion in Bronze
Art Talk: Moore Across America
Art Talk: Bronze
Art Talk: Moore in America
Art Talk: King and Queen
Art Talk: Art Tells Our Story
Art Talk: Highlight Tour of the MET
Art Talk: The Burghers of Calais
Art Talk: Auguste Rodin
Art Talk: Art in Paris in the 1870s
Art Talk: Guest Blogger, Frankie O'Neill
Art Talk: "Felt is a happy fabric."
Art Talk: Murals in Klamath Falls
Art Talk: Woman with a Parasol- Madame Monet and Her Son
Art Talk: Respect and Compassion
Art Talk: Art Connects Us
Art Talk: My mother's crystal
Art Talk: Mother and Child
Art Talk: Tour of the Galleria dell' Accademia
Art Talk: Walking tour of Florence, Italy
Art Talk: Chihuly at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Art Talk: Vatican tour highlights
Art Talk: Ceilings in the Vatican
Art Talk: Chihuly at Kew Gardens
Art Talk: MET Highlight tour
Art Talk: Japan at the MET
Art Talk: Kelpies