Today is Blue Monday hosted by Sally at Smiling Sally. Don’t forget to visit her site to see links to more participants!
Today I am going to share the BLUE SKIES of some oil paintings in my home that are very special. (I’ll tell you why after I share some photos of them with you)
First, Paul Revere’s statue and the Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts….. where my parents were married… (probably my favorite painting… the place holds many fond memories for me….)
The next oil painting is a reproduction (1970) of a painting done by Tomaso de Simone called “U.S.S. Constellation at Naples, Italy 1862”
Finally, “Return of the Clipper Ships” inspired by another painting called “Clipper Ships” by Alfred Gabali……
So why are these paintings treasures to me?
My grandfather painted them! He was born in 1899 and didn’t start painting until he had retired (in his late 60s). Pretty amazing! Now that he is gone, these paintings make me smile… and they are a reminder to me that it is never too late to follow your dreams!
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