Monday, 8 February 2010

Prešeren Day

Today is a national holiday in Slovenia as on 8th of February we celebrate Slovenian Cultural Day after the death of the Slovene national poet France Prešeren (8.2.1894).
The 7th stanza of his poem Zdravljica is the national anthem of Slovenia and in English it goes like this:

God's blessing on all nations,
Who long and work for that bright day,
When o'er earth's habitations
No war, no strife shall hold its sway;
Who long to see,
That all men free,
No more shall foes, but neighbours be.



I spent a cultural weekend as well. Went to the opera to see Puccini's Tosca and really enjoyed it. And I did this little painting from a reference I was wishing to paint from for some time.
Photo reference from WetCanvas photo library.

Keep warm and happy!

5 comments:

Teri C said...

Your words are very beautiful!!

Your painting is just spectacular and beautiful and fabulous! The perspective is just awesome! It's a WOWZER Joan!!!

Ines said...

Wauuu, se čist podpišem pod zgornji komentar in super, da si uživala v operi :-)
Res krasen akvarel!!!
Všeč mi je tudi tvoja nova "oblekca" bloga.
lp, Ines

Tito Fornasiero said...

Jona, un acquerello delizioso, dipinto con cura e con una perfetta prospettiva che dona una grande profondità al paesaggio.
Grazie per l'informazione sul poeta France Preseren e sulle sue belle parole dell'inno nazionale Sloveno. Ciao. Tito.

javi said...

The softness of this watercolor is very pleasing to the eye. and the Hymn is beautiful.
regards

isabel said...

Bello tu blog y tus trabajos...Felicidades tus acuarelas son muy transparentes y con una profundidad genial!!
Un abrazo