Life is a bit busy lately. Good busy, though. Creating lots of art, seaglass flowers, paintings on metal and canvas, illustrations, that sort of thing. These are all of Maine. Also thinking about new art I want to make and bring with me to sell in Florida. I have some Florida driftwood here I may use to make a driftwood chicken or something. A few paintings on canvas and some illustrations of Florida's Nature Coast scenes, too.
Just finished an illustration of Popham Beach, Maine and one of Ft. Popham. Want to paint it in oils on canvas but will not have time before we go south. Have too many others I need to finish first. Like the antique cars at Popham I'm doing for me brother on metal. Need to finish these other seascapes and get the books caught up before we go.
Soon I'll be on the island down south with the captain and the cats, hanging out, fishing a little and painting a lot. Love the solitue, love the sunshine. It's a very inspirational place.
Have a safe, wonderful week friends & family. Thank you for following the journey. More later :)
So, Captain & I are still in Maine but he has brought one load of lobster traps ashore so that's a good sign that we will be headed to the island in Florida soon. I am working on sea glass flower sculptures and finishing up a few paintings I started quite awhile ago. We have been having gorgeous weather in Maine (60s) and I hear there is a heat wave in Florida.
Had a wonderful trip to NYC to see my boy in Brooklyn. Also a side trip to Salem, Massachusetts as the captain's dad died and we attended his spectacular send off. Gun salutes, flag ceremonies, five honor guards. It was really an amazing thing to see. He was a veteran and a firefighter and was 95 years old. He had a wonderful life and left a wonderful family that I am so grateful to be a part of.
Next trip is back to Salem in a few weeks for some legal stuff then hopefully off to see my dad in Pennsylvania for a few days, too. Not sure we will do both trips at the same time but want to do both before we go to the island in Florida for the winter. Still selling art at Watson's Art Gallery and planning on some new graphic art and driftwood art to offer there for the holiday season. Also have some mink teddy bears planned and some cool stuffed chickens which I haven't started yet.
Hope you are all healthy and happy. Have a safe and wonderful week, friends & family. Thanks for following the journey. More later :)
So, here I am in Park Slope and loving it. Been to the Whitney this morning in the city and now taking it easy for awhile. Saw works by my favorite, John Marin, and many other modernist movement artists such as Jackson Pollock, Geogia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper. Really like the large, large works on linen I saw. Only ever painted one on linen myself but it was probably my favorite experience painting on traditional materials. I used thick oils then carved grass into the canvas. Called it bluegrass as I started with blues then finished with greens. Fortunately that one lives with a close friend and I can visit it from time to time.
Well, that's it for now. Hope you are all doing well. Thank you for following the journey. More later.