Hot days and darkened doorways

painting inspired by recent travels in Spain and Portugal

painting inspired by recent travels in Spain and Portugal, oil on linen, 500mm x 600mm

Creamy, sienna and honey colored stone,  warm, soft on the eye; stucco walls that entice my fingers; rustic, weather-worn wood and rusted iron speak of other times; sultry air hangs in darkened passages that open to inner courtyards but feel like portals to another world; fabrics and lace, beautiful and rare and everyday, delicate in appearance, but steadfast and  staunch as custodians of rites, traditions, memories … and people. Families, mothers, women.