Windows of the Heart

We were only here for a supplies refresh before we continued on our Camino pilgrim journey and to visit the churches in this once important medieval town. The churches were closed but the lyrical name - Villafranca del Bierzo - should have given us a hint of the delights we were to discover here. Beautiful nooks and corners, elegant balconies with flowing flora, unusual adornments and unique architecture..

Most of all, this house captured my heart at first sight. The different shapes and sizes of the windows and their seemingly haphazard placing intrigued me immensely. I wonder what the interior is like. Is each room also oddly sized? Who lives here? What are the stories behind each of them? Do they go to the church across whose long dome shadow falls on the walls? Like the passer-by, I can only stop to surmise in fascination.

Title: Windows of the Heart (O54)
Description: A window openeth; a window shuts. Every opening or closure tells a story which an observer can only wonder about. An expressionist work inspired by an unusual house in the village of Villafranca del Bierzo on the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) pilgrim route. Spain Camino 2011.

Medium: Oil on Ready-to-Hang Canvas.
Dimensions: 76 x 60cm. 
Purchase at: yen.artfire.com


  1. Anonymous9.12.11

    This is very good! Keep it going, keep it up! -- sin; solitudeandmemory.blogspot.com

  2. Thanks, Sin! Always wonderful to have comment from a fellow artist :)
    Your drawings are awesome by the way :)