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Embracing Change Through the Sunsets of Figueira da Foz, Portugal

“In the Sun, I feel as one.”

Kurt Cobain

I’ve been in Portugal for a month now. Its been difficult emotionally and physically, I’m not going to lie. But when I wake up in this beautiful town, see the stunning sea and walk along the beach, I feel comforted and soooo peaceful and can feel myself healing in many ways.

I have two really sweet neighbors and I’ve been warmly welcomed. These gestures of kindness have meant so much to me 🙂

I’ve been moved to create a small series of paintings made on synthetic paper and water soluble pencils. They explore the magical landscapes and beauty of the sun and the sea. All of these were painted from life or from photos I’ve been taking on my daily walks.


“The Sun shines upon good and bad alike

Hans Christian Andersen


Small Bursts of Joy

Smalls no. 1-5
Size:10.5 x 7.5cm
Medium: inktense pencils on synthetic paper
Price: £20
Framed:£30

Smalls no. 1-5
Size:10.5 x 7.5cm
Medium: inktense pencils on synthetic paper
Price: £20
Framed:£30


“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?”

Rose Kennedy


Slightly Bigger Sensuous Sunsets and Scenes (A6 size)

A6-sized no. 1-5
Size:15.5 x 10.5cm
Medium: inktense pencils on synthetic paper
Price: £35
Framed:£45

A6-sized no. 1-5
Size:15.5 x 10.5cm
Medium: inktense pencils on synthetic paper
Price: £35
Framed:£45

 


Sea and Sky Come Alive! (A5 size)

A5 sized no. 1-6
Size: 21.5x 15.5cm
Medium: inktense pencils on synthetic paper
Price: £45
Framed: £55

A5 sized no. 1-6
Size: 21.5x 15.5cm
Medium: inktense pencils on synthetic paper
Price: £45
Framed: £55

FRAMED! Want your painting ready to hang?

Want a painting? Contact me to buy a piece of my Portugal journey!

email me: jessicakballantyne@gmail.com

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