Watercolour, 15" x 11"
Wednesday night at my art club, the Bristol Savages, and topic for the night was a quote by John Ruskin - "There is no wealth but life". So you have 2 hours to come up with a painting, without using any resource material - and sorry, no looking up google images! So I equated wealth=life and came up with a tropical scene and some expensive boats....
John Ruskin was a leading English art critic of the Victorian era, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He also painted in watercolours!!
Full quote from him - “There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
Painted on Saunders Waterford, cold press, 300 gms