Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I can't look at this portrait without thinking of "Me and Bobby McGee," which was released after Janis's death. She seemed to have a great time when she was singing. How did brilliant talent and drugs ever get so intermingled? I'll never understand it. I like seeing her happy like this.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
It was an overcast day at Sebastian Inlet, which in the heat of summer makes it very pleasant. The waves--away from the rocks--were perfect for frolicking. As I am posting this, we are watching Hurricane Irene and making preparations for possible evacuation. I hope we will soon be saying, "Good Night, Irene" as she passes far offshore. Anything could happen, we just wait and watch.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Prints are available at Fine Art America.
Friday, August 19, 2011
If you like vintage items, check out my Vintage Treasures shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/retrocozy. There is Swank jewelry, doll house furniture from the 50s, cameras, and ephemera.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
If I have neglected to respond to anyone, I apologize. My seascape illustrates the mood I was in after this aggravation.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I could probably be pretty happy painting the ocean and nothing else. Every day is different--the light, the water, the sand, the birds--it's ever-changing. I was lucky enough to live in Bermuda for a few years, and the light was so bright, the sea so turquoise, the sand so pink. A heavenly place for someone who loves the water. Of course, the winters were very windy and rainy, but I was used to that, because I had lived in the Azores also. Small wonder that I paint water so much.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
There is nothing like churning surf in the morning, with the wonderful sunrise colors playing on the waves. You have to be quick to catch scenes like this, because it changes every instant. This morning I saw so many turtle tracks. We live in one of the major sea turtle nesting areas, and those big mamas were certainly busy last night. We have both lovable and unlovable reptiles here. Snakes would fall into the latter category. I heard the other day that humans are genetically geared to fear snakes. A human who had never seen or heard of a snake would be afraid upon his first sight of one. Yet less than 12 people in this country die of snakebite each year. We are not, however, genetically engineered to fear getting into an automobile, even though 44,000 people die in auto accidents each year. We humans are peculiar, aren't we?
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sometimes it's the unexpected that gives the most pleasure. We were on an out-of-the-way road in the Smokies and not seeing much that was interesting, then we took a better look. There was this beautiful little river tumbling down the mountain. It's a verdant, peaceful scene, and just looking at it reduces my stress.
Nature is the art of God - Dante Alighieri BID