I like a good painting. Most of all watercolours that feature old run down cottages or barns set in rural rustic landscapes. One I bought about a year ago now appears as the header image to this blog and I just love it.
For months I’ve been on the lookout for one that captures the magic of a good run. For me it needs to stir those same feelings I get when the sun is warm on your back. When the road stretches out before you with a gentle decline and the beauty and tranquility of your surroundings just can’t be ignored. Disappointingly I’d never come close in my search and had practically given up … until now.
I reckon Janet Wimmer got it spot on with the above oil painting of the Blue Ridge Marathon. Sadly, it was auctioned off at a charity event back in 2013. If it were mine I doubt very much I’d ever grow tired of it, in fact I know I wouldn’t.
After a little digging I found Janet’s email address and without hesitation fired off a polite yet desperate message that simply asked how I might go about getting a copy and guess what?
She’s just emailed me back asking if I’d like a copy on paper or on canvas.