The Queen's Pride was his ship, and he loved her.
~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride
Back in January, I began the One Page a Day Challenge and immediately threw away my quill. Now in April, I’m participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge and prepping for a Wilderness Writers’ Retreat. I need ink, a stiff drink and therapy.
is a lonely letter.
And that annoying dude on Star Trek who was always making a mess for Captain Picard to clean up.
Q is for Queen
Another painting for you today. Don’t worry. By Monday, this will all be over, and you can breathe a deep sigh of relief and go back to being bowled over by my ink blots of wit and wisdom.
For now, gaze upon this thing of beauty:
Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba
I know, it’s not a PRB painting, but I do like other art periods, you know. I just choose to talk my head off about the Brotherhood.
This painting depicts the Queen of Sheba, who visited King Solomon in Jerusalem, and was painted in 1648. I love how the sun seems to literally shine through the painting, and the buildings have such elegant, Grecian lines. The colours are also vibrant for a painting of this period.
You can read more about the painting and the artist at the National Gallery.
Oremus pro invicem,
Have a restful weekend, dear readers!