Thank you Footy and Foodie for our photo prompt!
I wonder if you can see the large red and gold Mackerel in the sky. It was such a Mackerel that Ruben saw and painted the famous landscape ‘Het Steen’ – currently displayed at the National Gallery in London. It was painted for the artist’s own pleasure and not for a commission; it shows his estate near Brussels.
Jas a budding artist had been asked to make a set of six murals with the resort in the background. The payment would be decided by a panel of three experts. Jas was bereft of any ideas for the task. He made a number of trips to study the property from different angles but his muse was not enthused.
Frustrated he checked out the art works in the local library – without any positive results. Finally he came across the national gallery catalogue and his research took him to Het Steen. Inspired he decided to paint the resort with a background of different moods of sky.
Excellent – the expert-panel announced.
There is one spectacle grander than the sea – that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky – that is the interior of the soul. Victor Hugo.
Thank you Priceless Joy