The original Treasure Island perhaps only existed in the mind of its creator, the author, Robert Louis Stevenson. No one who read the story as a child could ever forget the images of Long John Silver, Black Dog, or "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest, Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum".
This was the tale that planted the idea of a hidden pirate treasure in the minds of generations of youngsters. And the idea persists even today, although most young people probably never get quite so far as to read the actual book. Given the vast selection of modern titles from Harry Potter on down, and some of Treasure Island's "less than politically correct" moments, this book has found its way well to the back of most parents' concept of an ideal bookshelf (in such cases where a bookshelf actually exists!).
But what a fantastic name for a painting!
A tropical breeze, a mysterious city, a turquoise sea and a fiery sunset all come together to set the scene for an artistic treasure.
I would wager an old Spanish doubloon that the lucky winner of this original painting will treasure it for years to come!
Which brings to mind... a concept for a future month's promotion... a treasure hunt, where the prize is a painting!
Keep "your weather eye open for a seafaring man with one leg". That's about
all I can say for now...
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