Sunday, December 14, 2008
I've coveted this painting since I first saw it, and now I am very pleased to say that I own it.
It's titled "Mosor Morning," and it was painted by my good friend Stewart Moore, aka Booda.
Stewart hosted an art showing at his house a few weeks ago, and we purchased a couple of works, including "Mosor Morning."
It dates from the summer of 2006, when our two families spent a couple of weeks together in the Adriatic village of Brela, Croatia, about an hour or so south of Split.
Stewart arose before the sun one morning, his easel on his back, and hiked into the hills. He returned four or five hours later, as we were all having breakfast on the terrace, a few splotches of paint on his hands and face and shirt.
And he was carrying this painting in his easel on his back.
I thought it was amazing, and captured the vibrant light of the Croatian coast perfectly.
We've been to Brela five years in a row now, and I'm sure we'll be going back again this summer. It's a magical place, of which we have so many fond memories.
And now I have this painting to remind me every day of those good times. It makes me happy every time I look at it.