Part of 'The Lady of Shalott' (1894)
oil on canvas
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing this beauty,
in all her fabulous glory when I visited Leeds Art Gallery with my son.
It's such a magical piece...
If you want to see more of this artists wonderful work
it was nice to have a day away, a bit of a break from home and typing book proposals, and spend a day with my son who is away at college.
I took the train rather than driving and it was really great, much more relaxing.
passing the wintry hills on the train, it was snowing a little too.
After almost two hours, I finally arrived in Leeds for a day of shopping,
lunching and of course a little art.
A girls gotta have her art fix.
Here's some tasty snaps of my day in Leeds.
Look at the shop window, I HAD to show you this...
it's full of antique sewing machines.
This was one of the paving stones on the ground outside the art gallery.
Sadly, I missed who this was by, but she was lovely.
A reclining nude sculpture.
Dame Barbara Hepworth
'The Poet Reading to his Children'
Oil and pencil on board 1948.
Here's a close up...
Find out more about the artist
There was even a place to 'play' and make your own art.
My boy and I both had a scribble...
All in all,
it as a perfect day.
I'm feeling the benefits today,
aching all over from all the walking.
Must be my age.