As we left the restaurant, my mom stopped to chat with an artist who was paining a mural in the front hallway. While they were talking, I took a look at some of the paintings for sale in the same area. All of them depicted local scenes and were beautifully done, but there was one that I absolutely fell in love with. Yesterday, Walker bought and brought it home for me.
One of the reasons this first caught my eye was the format of it. When we travel, Walker and I look for artsy postcards that we take home and frame in groups. It's a pretty cheap way to make art but we love to have these momentos of our travels decorating our home. This one was from a trip to Kansas to visit my mom, who lived there for a short time a couple years back:
This one is from the Painted Desert in Arizona. We visited this area several years ago, when we scattered my father's ashes in a meadow nearby:
This one is my favorite. It shows several scenes from the San Francisco Bay area. Walker and I have visited there twice, and have great memories of both trips:
We have a couple more but you get the idea. Needless to say, I was thrilled to add this home town watercolor to my collection.