Friday, August 11, 2017

Aqueduct of Segovia - by North Carolina Painter Sue Scoggins

Flaming Pig 30x40 old on gallery wrapped canvas
Aqueducts are stuck in my head now...and I mean REALLY stuck. There are all sorts of paintings that can come out of this.  Two aqueducts, in particular, bring back fabulous days of new discoveries.  The first, the Aqueduct bridge of Segovia, built some time in the 1st century AD.  I was with a group of peers from the airline days and we were being taken through Spain so that we could sell Spain to travelers. It was a true old world experience, in a seemingly centuries old eatery tucked under the arches of the bridge. We were taken down old red tile steps into a room furnished with a heavy wooden banquet table. The windows were small but we knew we were under the bridge.  It was there that I had my first flaming pig, brought out whole, with an apple in his mouth.  The server proudly placed him in the center of the table, set family style.  Lots of festivity and wine toasts!  It is only appropriate that this painting is painted with vibrant colors to represent the mood.

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