Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Dreaming of Castles-Denmark", 11x14, oil

SOLD"Dreaming of Castles-Denmark", 11x14, oil on Masterpiece wrapped linen

My youngest son took a trip to Denmark to meet his paternal relatives in his first year of college some years back. The trip was remarkable in many respects in that it triggered a trip for his dad and I as well, just a year later. I have wanted to paint this scene for some time now, though I never had the confidence to attempt it before, truth be known.

Today I decided 'what the heck, just go for it!'

Here is the reference picture that I used of my son Scott on a dock staring at the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, Denmark.

Note: Please do not use this photo without my permission! Thanks! It's personal!

We Jacobsens have family there in Hillerod, Denmark, a stone's throw from the castle and I hope that if they are reading this that all is well with them. I still have wonderful memories of our dinner together in their lovely garden one midsummer's night, drinking Vouvray and telling many stories. I remember the day that we toured the castle together. Here is the Jacobsen family's coat of arms, that we saw that day at the castle:

Cheers to family and life and all that is lovely and good!
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
Phillipians 4

Sorry, this painting is not for sale.


1 comment:

viviane said...

Je viens de découvrir ce blog : j'en ai le souffle coupé ! Magnifique