It has a fabulous view of the Dome of the Rock, which is just a short skip and a jump away. Here we are on the roof top.
And here we are inside, out of the hot sun. I find that she really has captured the lovely golden shimmer of the Dome's exterior - a true landmark of the city. The palette used is indeed faithful to the Jerusalem scenery.
While I was taking pictures, she could not help but work some more on this lovely painting.
As a true artist's studio should be, there were canvases rolled up in the corners, several easels with works in progress and assorted paintings hanging on the walls from different sources of inspiration so diverse as: African savannas, Medieval knights, still life and scenes from Jerusalem. All were delightful and powerful in each their way.
Sophie is indeed a fun and spirited woman, who embraces life to the fullest and is to be admired for her accomplishments. My time spent with her has made me slow down and "smell the roses" a bit longer than I have in the past. Speaking of flowers: notice the large prickly purple thistles in the window sill? They were picked and given to her by her adoring (and adored) husband - to which she said - "Now that is love!" Indeed!
Have an artistic day!