Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wynwood Walls - Miami, Florida

When I was in Miami last week visiting relatives, we went to see a project called Wynwood Walls which was conceived in 2009 by the late Tony Goldman who was very fond of street art. He thought the windowless warehouse buildings of the Wynwood area of Miami would make great canvases for the greatest street art ever seen in one place, giving it the respect he felt it deserved. With some help, he found what they considered the best street and graffiti artists to participate in the project. It continues today as you can see in my photos. It's crazy to see so much in one place. It's very colorful! You can go here if you want to know more:

you can click on each photo to see larger but this one
(blogger is making me crazy!)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

These Birds are Blue.

I'm getting ready for another bird painting, this one of bluebirds, and what better way to start then to do a few pencil sketches. The eastern bluebird is a year-round resident of Virginia, unually found in fields and other open areas or areas with scattered trees. They are seen frequently in my neighborhood. Last year I had a tomato plant. (I know, I didn't think I could grow them!) This year maybe a bluebird box. Maybe I can grow a few. :)