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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Back Home

I am back home from my mini vacation in Portland, Maine.  We took a puffin cruise and visited a light house while in search of the best lobster roll.  Portland is very nice with a laid back kind of hippie vibe with lots of restaurants and artsy places to shop.  My kind of town.

Although it was cold and cloudy, except on the day we were going home, I did take a couple of pictures.

This is about as close to the puffins as I could get with my lens.  They were every where!  We also saw some seals and porpoises.

This is the Portland Head Light.  Very iconic.

This is going yo be my next painting.

This is another sea bird spotted living with puffins.  Don't remember the name.

I was kind of pleased with this picture.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Project

Rather than purchase more supplies, I am trying to use up what I have which seems to be endless.  I had painted a background on paper and I had an unsuccessful transfer where the ink did not completely release from the transparency.  I put them both together and used a painted frame.

I like what I see but I wonder if it still needs something on the left.  I have been thinking about a series using older store front mannequins, the ones with actual faces and eyelashes.  This is one I saw in Mexico wearing a wedding gown. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rolling Rolling Rolling

I am taking a walk today and what do I see in the middle of the sidewalk?

Now this is the third hub cap I have picked up off the street in recent months.  This is the first one.  The second one is on my car and I passed even one up.  Who says hub caps have to match?

This obviously is a testament to Rhode Island drivers or the Department of Transportation.

I find this curious because the South Shore Art Center has a call for art with the theme of Journeys.  I hope to create something with these so I need some inspiration or maybe this is my new side job.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I finally made a decision on how to finish this piece.  I decided that the glass idea was too complicated so I went with this:

I glued some pieces of cardboard around the opening with some PVA.  I like the muted colors.  I also noticed that the piece with the hole kind of looks like a fish.