In 1904 Claude Monet did a series of paintings called “London, The Houses of Parliament.” He did them as the sun set, one was subtitled “Sun Breaking Through the Fog” and another called “Stormy Sky.” He wanted to show what the air and sky looked like under differing conditions.
Ninety-two years later, my wife and I traveled to Britain with our parents on a journey of discovery. We had researched where our ancestors were born and visited the very villages they called home. During part of the trip we went to London. I’ve painted my mother standing on the bridge looking at the same view Claude Monet saw. Obviously I’m no Claude Monet, but my mother and I felt the same magic he did those many years before.