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Ocho Balcones (No.1): From the bedroom

Beloved readers of The Daily Norm may remember that during my recent blissful honeymoon, I painted a group of bedroom views which collectively became knowns as The Honeymoon Suite, for obvious reasons. I would never have thought that something so simple as a bedroom and its view might provide such potent inspiration, but then again, I am a home-loving man, and this applies as much to my trips away as to when I am in my own humble abode… and the cosier the bedroom, the happier, and consequently inspired, I feel within it.

Somewhat ironically, it took a trip away from Mallorca for me to realise just how inspirational are the surroundings of my home here in the beautiful city of Palma, and soon enough I set about painting a new collection, still very much in the production line, of views from my apartment. I am lucky enough to live in a home benefitting from some 8 little balconies, and hence my collection of the super-colourful street views we enjoy from those balconies is appropriately named: Ocho Balcones. Today I present you with the first – the view from our bedroom.

Ocho Balcones (No.1): From the bedroom

Ocho Balcones (No.1): From the bedroom (2015 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, gouache on paper)

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9 Comments Post a comment
  1. This is just wonderful! I had no idea you paint. Do keep sharing. J x

    August 17, 2015
    • Thank you!! I do indeed paint… it is very much my principal passion, so do please look out for more! In the meantime keep up the fantastic work with your blog… am thoroughly enjoying your latest stunning posts. The Tuscany landscapes… wow.

      August 19, 2015
      • Good for you. What a lovely passion!I’ll be keeping a close eye on your up-coming work. And thank you. Lots more to come. I’ve just got back from India in fact, so plenty of exciting landscapes to write about. Peace. J x.

        August 19, 2015
  2. A Fellow Traveler #

    Another gift. Wow. Looking forward to all eight views. How lucky you are to have such a spectacular living space. We’re going back to Paris and Alsace in the Spring. In the meantime, we have these rooms with a view thanks to you.

    August 17, 2015
    • You are unbelievably kind, thank you! My views surely can’t compete with Paris, but they will hopefully provide some happiness as you await that splendour! Thank you so much!

      August 19, 2015
  3. maru clavier #

    This is a collection I am going to enjoy… for sure.

    August 18, 2015
    • Weehee!! I’m so excited you like it… I started painting another one as soon as I saw your comment! Sending best wishes from Mallorca!

      August 19, 2015

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