Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas from the Holy Land

I have just returned from teaching art workshops in Jordan. While there I was so lucky to be able to take the time to do some plein air painting. This is Wadi al-Hasa which is the large and beautiful canyon that bisects the small town where I stay.

While I painted this young shepherd and his flock walked by. Surprisingly he asked me what time it was and then hurried off. Somehow I always thought of shepherds as being timeless. The sun was setting and by the time I finished my painting the stars had appeared in the purple dust stained sky - and glory shone around. Happy Christmas everyone.

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