Acrylic on board 16cm x16cm
I bought this kitch Eiffel Tower souvenir in Paris in 2010 and I use it as a ring holder. I was pleased to find a viola still flowering in a pot out the back.
I had a very full and frenetic social day today and it was 4.45pm before I got an opportunity to paint. I had to drag out my daylight lamp to finish it. I was almost done when one of my daughters called out to look at the sunset. It was divine so both my daughters and I trotted to the beach where a couple of their friends were already admiring the view. We all went for a brisk walk along the water's edge while we were at it. I was pleased to get my exercise in for the day as I thought I'd have to skip it today due to having too much on. Thankfully there are plenty of last night's curry left-overs for dinner.
I'm not sure about the green background in this painting - I had done it in Payne's Grey initially and was going to christen it "Midnight in Paris" but it was a bit overwhelming.
Trying to paint the Eiffel Tower was an exercise in frustration, but I loved capturing the shininess of the rings, so I will probably revisit them before this challenge is over.