I looked through my journal today, to try to find again, the how’s and the why’s,that gave rise to creation of “Red boat.” This is what I found:
“Red Boat” will be part of my collection, “Ticino through my window.“ Today I discovered a small red boat in the port of Gandria, Ticino. Its beautiful red color wasn’t the only thing that demanded my attention, but also the gentle motion by which it rocked backwards and forward. A motion that made a squeaky sound to the touch of a tree branch just resting next to the boat. “It looks as if they’re playing,“ I heard my inner voice saying. “Perhaps the boat likes to be tickled by the arm of the tree, and that squeaky sound is the sound of the boat’s laugh!“ I smiled big. I walked down to the water, grabbed my glass from my backpack, grabbed my watercolors, and started sketching these funny playmates.
I unhooked this painting, took one last look at it, and said: “So long!”
“Red boat is going to Australia to be appreciated and pampered by two happy new owners. I couldn’t have asked for more!