Sunday, July 12, 2015

Anniversary


Toronto's skyline 20 years ago, watercolor 38 x 28 cm
This summer marks twenty years since my husband and I came to Canada. I will always remember the first scary days, when I felt like we have landed on Mars and there was no way back. Now, twenty years later, this is definitely my home.
And here is how this home has changed too. The top view is the city skyline back then, as seen from the port. Below is how it looks now. In the last few years high-rises have been growing like mushrooms in downtown. Everything changes...

Toronto's skyline - now, watercolor 38 x 28 cm
Here is another version of the Flatiron building from the previous post. This one is done almost entirely with ultramarine, brown madder and raw sienna. I also changed slightly the composition and did it more loosely.
Toronto's Flatiron building 2, watercolor, 40 x 52 cm

8 comments:

Sadami said...

Happy anniversary, Blaga! Lovely paintings all. I hope you'll enjoy life everyday and fully.
Best wishes, Big Hugs, Sadami

Polly Birchall said...

Wow what a difference to the skyline of your home town. Love the way you have painted them both.

Judy said...

Happy anniversary, Blaga! Amazing how the skyline has changes over the years. That is a big step you both took twenty years ago, and I am happy Canada feels like home now!

retriever said...

Happy birthday, wonderfull aquarel painting,, greeting from Belgium in Mons

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Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga: Feliz estadía de 20 años en ese lugar!! Se nota mucho el cambio en la edificación que prosperó. Todas las acuarelas muy hermosas y con la suave y sutil realización que te caracteriza. ¡¡Hermosas!!! Un saludo desde el fin del mundo.!!

renate said...

Dear Blaga:) How amazing things change in 20 years. I only can think about how much nature it has cost! Your paintings are so beautiful, all three of them. You did a great job. Up to the next 20 years:) Hugs.xx

jiya mehra said...

Happy anniversary and Beautifully expressed and well written post.
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Jane said...

You have painted your city magnificently , all of the paintings are winners ! And yes, things change , we just have to adjust :-) xx