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Monday, May 13, 2019

Wynwood Walls in Miami, Florida

When I was visiting relatives recently in Miami, we returned to a district of Miami called Wynwood Walls to see what was new. It's an area where some of the world's most well know street artists are showcasing their work on old warehouse buildings that are being converted to small businesses like restaurants, art galleries and craft breweries. It has become a popular place to hang out. It's fun to visit and look at the artwork. Very colorful!

Welcome to Wynwood!





I love this pattern

A fun place to live!

Looks like a tricky situation

Oh, my!

Butterflies


Friday, May 3, 2019

New York City Photos

Recently I visited the busiest city that I know - New York City! For just a few days it can be pretty exciting. Of course I can't go there without taking in a few art exhibits. The train ride was 8 hours to get there but I actually found it a perfectly comfortable way to go. When I arrived at Penn Station in New York, it was a madhouse! Here are a few shots of some of the things I saw and did while I was there.

Jean-Michel Basquiat at Nahmad Contemporary Gallery

Guggenheim Museum

Hilma af Klint exhibit at Guggenheim
Paintings of the Future
Street Flowers

Central Park

From hotel window

Frida Kahlo Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Naro Theater Solarplate Etching

Across the street from the antique store in Norfolk where I've been spending some time painting is an old movie theater built in 1936. Very few of these old theaters have survived in the area. It's the place to go to see foreign, art, independent and classical  films. This is a  solarplate etching where I first drew it on glass and then exposed the drawing onto a photosensitive plate for the printing, using my etching press. 
Now when I look at it, I have nice memories of going to the theater!



Thursday, April 4, 2019

A World of Butterflies



In Coconut Creek, Florida, there is the world's largest butterfly exhibit. When you see that many butterflies in one place, it is pretty magical. I just realized that there are people in my video. Ouch! I guess I was too mesmerized by the butterflies to see them at the time!
Butterflies are also outside in the gardens.




Monday, March 11, 2019

Manger a la gouache!

I saw these treats in France when I was there a few years ago. I'm always attracted to colorful objects, especially organic ones! I was looking through my photos for inspiration and then combined some things from a few of them. An artist's way, you know!

14" x 17"


Sunday, February 24, 2019

People enjoying coffee pencil drawing :-)

I'm working on some drawings for a project I'm doing. 
I'm wondering if I need to change that umbrella. Hmm...


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A little bit sassy at Mango Mangeaux Bistro

After going to an exhibit the other day in Hampton, Virgnia,  I went to this restaurant for lunch and came upon this sassy sign. It was fun to see a bit of French and the food was pretty good!




Saturday, January 19, 2019

Painting at Ghent Antiques

Yesterday and today I was painting at an antique store and showing some of my work - like a pop-up show! It was fun to interact with the customers and get out of the studio for a bit. It's in a busy neighborhood called Ghent near my studio in Norfolk, Virginia so I saw lots of people coming and going. And strolling by! The store wants to have artists working in the store to make it more interesting for the customers. It seems like a very good idea and a good place for my etchings!


painting in the window

the left window from the outside

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Candlelight

This is part of a felt Christmas tree skirt that I made for my parents years ago. When I saw it in this light I thought - interesting affect?