Painting a Path – Preserving a Memory

Cliffs of Moher Pathway, Ireland in Watercolor – 11×14

Painting a Path – Preserving a Memory.

On our recent trip to Ireland, I took over 1,000 photos!

I narrowed that thousand down to about 100 that I chose to preserve in a photo book for hubby as a final gift for his birthday and memory book of our amazing trip.

One of my favorite photos is of this stone-lined path along the Cliffs of Moher.

I decided to try and paint it in watercolor – though I’m not a great landscape artist.

Hubby knew right away what and where it was, which made me smile.

I prefer to paint loose, rather than realistically, but sometimes that is even more of a challenge.

Maybe you see another spot or special place near a beach when you look at this painting?

No matter what you see, my hope is that it evokes joy and a sense of peace and happiness.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

31 thoughts on “Painting a Path – Preserving a Memory

  1. Benjamin and I were visiting here earlier this afternoon. We left a message here and on the previous post about the book signing. Coming back, I notice that somehow this message did not post. Most likely I failed to hit the post comment button before leaving, we were in a hurry to go adventuring in the hope of finding many treasures and a dead tree. I notice that our previous comments are listed in your ‘recent comments’ section, how handy that little item turns out to be! At any rate, Benjamin wanted to tell you a few things and I will attempt to recreate them as best I can. Per Benjamin to “My Jodi” : “Namaste again! It’s me, Benjamin again! This is a beautifulest painting of a pretty place to visit in another country. Did you go adventuring on that path? That would be fun. I love the birds flying in the bluest sky and whitest clouds. Did you see the blue tree that Ms. Liz had a picture of today? I want to paint a tree too, not a picture, a real tree! Bye, again!” Benjamin wanted to tell you about Ms. Liz’s post “R U Ok?” and the Blue Tree Project. He is totally smitten with the idea of painting a tree blue and spent time looking for “the perfect tree” while adventuring today. Our lack of success did not deter him in the least : “Gem, the perfect tree is somewhere. We just have to find it!” Hopefully, it is not in someone’s yard! We looked up Ireland on a map of the world, we always do that so that he can see where different countries are located in relation to the USA. We do the same with a map of the USA to see where other states are in relation to us. He remembers and will point out countries and states, as well as who lives there. Might I just say that Benjamin’s assessment of this watercolor is perfect, I agree! Thank-you x 2!!

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    • Hi Benjamin! I sure did go on an adventure on that path in another country! It is the first time I ever went out of our country to another continent, and it was so exciting! Have you ever yet? You are quite young, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t yet. It took me 56 years! Can you even imagine being that old???!!!
      PS Did you find your perfect tree to paint blue yet?

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  2. Oh Jodi, I think you really captured it, I can feel the wind blowing! How fantastic your husband knew right away, so sweet! I am always inspired to paint when I travel, even when I’m just driving to the beach and back I am always seeing clouds, fields, things I want to paint!

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