I will never forget the moment about five years ago when mom told me her cousin who celebrates today had started to paint. This is her work in 20 pictures.
When you invited us on a visit to see what you were up to, I expected something completely different. Vases, fruit, stuff like that, probably what I’d start with.
Instead there were vistas, and the green one I loved the most you promptly gifted us for Christmas. This is how it started.
After that you gave us two paintings based on my photographs. What honour and great results.
Then came the blue period. First, a painting entitled “Metka goes to Fiesa” (Metka is mom and Fiesa is a place close to Piran) that you gave to her, and then the first of two paintings, one smaller and one bigger ocean scene, that you let me have without a fight and it wasn’t even Christmas.
The third ocean scene we came to pick up at your place, to where we were invited again in the winter for the lunch of “žlikrofi”, dumplings with potato filling, which are a specialty of Idrija, the town of your husband. Here is a tour of your exquisite house.
And finally, when I asked you to be so kind and gift one of your works for the first prize at our annual card tournament, when we play Tarock in my parents’ garden in Ljubljana, you immediately agreed and provided this forest scene. I couldn’t have known that it would be going home with me. 😉
Oh, I almost forgot. You did this too and I have it right here on my right and smile at it daily.