Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Strand, London, England

The Strand
London, England

After an intense orientation session on how not to get mugged in Paris and how not to act like an Ugly American, I left for school in London in the summer of 1992, my last semester of College. London is a timeless combination of concrete, ancient stone, beauty and smog, crowds and castles. It was a bit head spinning for a country mouse like me to take in, but it was one of the best experiences of my life. Next time I'll bring more money, though; fish and chips got a bit old after four weeks....


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Nancy
Your painting of "The Strand" in London is very beautiful!
I guess more money would be a good idea where ever we go!
What a big country for a college student. But yes, an unforgetable experience?
Your painting is exquisitly gorgeous. What detail in every little stroke!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

What a great landscape Nancy! The atmosphere you captured in this really helps it feel like the UK. And I LOVE your bird painting it's truly beautiful!

I noticed that your Etsy web info. isn't on your blog. Did you close your Etsy shop?

Pam Holnback said...

Nancy, I really like the colors in your stone wall. I love the sunflowers in your last post! You really got the colors.

Unknown said...

Thank you TweedleyPug - it was a great experience! Pugs are very popular in England. ; )

Kim, I am getting ready to take the Etsy and Artfire shops down, I have so much to do for the brick and mortar galleries now I am not doing them justice.

Thank you so much Pam! you are so kind. Your work is full of great color, too!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi nancy!
oh i love your landcapes and hearing about your trips and adventures!
what kinds of classes did you take your semester abroad?

Unknown said...

Hi Melissa and Emmypants! It was such a great experience. I took art classes, journalism, children's publishing (you know, it all started THERE, not here!). We traveled to famous historical homes of art collectors, visited the open air schools of London, and did lots of touring. I give it four toes up and circle snaps for any college student! : )

Chuck Dilmore said...

Ooo, this is lovely, Nancy!