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Days of Isolation

We all have our favourite rooms where we can sit and relax . My sister Geraldine’s bolthole, where she can escape the humdrum chores of everyday life, is her summer house. Set in an oasis of a garden, with lovingly tended vegetable patches, fruit trees, a birch grove, a herb garden and even a labyrinth, this is where she and her husband Alan, the Potter, spend a great part of their summer days. This painting is as much a portrait of the summer house as it is of Geraldine. Here are all the bits and pieces which formerly adorned the main home but, having served their purpose, are loved too much to be thrown out and end up forming an eclectic collection of their family’s history.  Painted before lockdown started here in March this year it nevertheless shows how she spent those never-ending months of isolation.

Geraldine in the Summer house Oil on Linen 100 x 100 cms

Exhibited by the Royal Ulster Academy 139th Annual Exhibition http://www.royalulsteracademy.org

Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020 longlist

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6 thoughts on “Days of Isolation”

  1. Thank you Rosie.

    It is good isn’t it!

    Edward

    On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 2:40 PM Rosie McClelland Art wrote:

    > Rosie McClelland Art posted: ” We all have our favourite rooms where we > can sit and relax . My sister Geraldine’s bolthole, where she can escape > the humdrum chores of everyday life, is her summer house. Set in an oasis > of a garden, with lovingly tended vegetable patches, fruit trees, ” >

  2. Fantastic Michael On Sat, 7 Nov 2020 at 14:40, Rosie McClelland Art wrote:

    > Rosie McClelland Art posted: ” We all have our favourite rooms where we > can sit and relax . My sister Geraldine’s bolthole, where she can escape > the humdrum chores of everyday life, is her summer house. Set in an oasis > of a garden, with lovingly tended vegetable patches, fruit trees, ” >

  3. Hi Rosie, I loved your post above about Gerry’s Summer house. It’s a great painting of her and the well loved objects show a side of her personality with her comfy cushions and throws around her. She has a soft gentle aspect to her nature that immediately made me feel at home the first time we met. Kayx💖

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