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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Good Neighbours - #19 of 30


"Good Neighbours" - 10x10 - Oil on Canvas
"Buenos Vecinos" - 25x25cm - Oleo
SOLD
 

And here we go with the second one on the doors and windows series. The story behind this one is somewhat of a funny one:

We went for a drive up the left side of Lago di Como all the way up to Menaggio. We stopped in many small beautiful towns along the way and one of them was Laglio. We knew that George Clooney has his villa, but we didn't know where the house was or what it looked like. Little did I know that if I am standing looking at this door, his villa is right behind me. At the time I had no clue! 
There we are, looking around, taking photos of this and that (including his villa) and had no idea. The poor guy is bothered by paparazzi all the time, if he was looking out the window he must have gone: There they are again, those tourists trying to get a glimpse of me! George, if you EVER read this post, we were not, honest! we were just enjoying the scenes. You have a pretty spot there :) Apparently he has had to grow a hedge to have some more privacy. A simple Google search later on showed us we had been right there.  
I had decided I was going to be painting this door well before I knew who the neighbours were, I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out.
 

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Acá va la segunda de la serie de puertas y ventanas. La historia  detrás de este cuadro es un poco graciosa:

Un día fuimos a hacer un paseo por el Lago di Como hasta un pueblo llamado Menaggio. Paramos en varias poblaciones hermosas en el camino  y uno de ellos fue  Laglio. Sabíamos que ahí era donde George Clooney tiene su casa pero no sabíamos dónde ni cómo era. Si estoy de frete mirando a esta puerta que pinté su casa estaba detráas mí pero en su momento no tenía idea de eso. Ahi estamos, sacando fotos de todo (incluyendo su casa) sin tener idea de nada. El pobre tipo es acosado por los paparazzi todo el tiempo y si estaba de casualidad mirando por laventana en ese momento debe haber dicho: Ahi están de nuevo, los turistas siempre tratando de ver donde estoy! George, si ALGUNA vez lees este post, no, no estabamos tratando de verte, de verdad, no teníamos idea, estabamos simplemente disfrutando el lugar. Tenés un lugar muy hermoso ahí :) Aparentemente ha tenido que plantar ligustros para tener un poco mas de privacidad. Una búsqueda simple en el Google unos días después por supuesto nos reveló que habíamos estado al frente de su casa.

Había ya decidido pintar esta puerta sin saber  quiénes eran los vecinos, estoy muy contenta con cómo salió.
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