Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More Klimt Inspired

Don't think I've shown this before.  Photographed in August 2009 so I think that's when I did it.  Watercolor and gouache on cardboard.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blue Figure

Watercolor, charcoal and gouache on cardboard

Monday, July 16, 2012

What a month! But still some time for art!

Belated birthday recognition for Gustav Klimt- the 150th anniversary of his birth was Saturday July 14th.  His decorative work, i.e. patterns, lines, zig-zags, circles, color combinations, all just so imaginative, I feel.
So, been absent here for a long time....maybe a month.  In the interim had to replace an automobile, begin a job search and prepare for and execute the wedding festivities for the youngest of our daughters!  It was the last activity which brought the greatest happiness, delight, energy and joy...overwhelmed the other stuff by lots!!
Faith was married by the ocean in Marion, Massachusetts on June 30th. with the reception just steps away at a beautiful facility, part of a club my family has had connections with for decades.  Danced and had fun 'til they insisted we leave to allow the staff to set up for the next day's events.  Music provided by Shirley Lewis,  a Boston blues institution who at seventy-five made the house jump!  Great party!!
Spent two weeks at the beach in Marion, freed from the constraints of employment, swimming, doing the wedding stuff, having friends and family visit.  Just Great!  And, today I got my first unemployment check!  Could life be better??!
Not gonna go into the job stuff  'cept to say that looking for work is a challenge, so if anyone wants to make an offer on a picture.......
With all of that I still had some time to do art.  Walked the beach on Sippican Bay each day and retrieved bags of shells.  I'd sit at a table, arrange them in some fashion and find my pens and sketchbook.

Here are a few samples.