Thursday, August 24, 2006

More Art

Symbols Of FreedomSymbols of freedom was a pastel scene from Liberty State Park, Jersey City. The oil painting was of commuters making their way to work one morning Penn Station, NYC. Now whenever I look at it I'm reminded of 9/11.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Falling Apart

DisintegrateThis is another oldie that I came across, "from the Broome Street days". Something at the time had me disintegrating, maybe it was just a bad day.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Gibson Study

Gibson Study
Doing the few Maine watercolors made me feel like doing more. I found some decent watercolors and some gouache in the garage today. Also found a lot of old artwork. Most of the pieces are too big for the flatbed scanner.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

1918 Cleveland Motorcycle

A nice recent assignment had me photographing Penny Nickerson and her 1918 Cleveland Motorcycle. Olive, Penny's motorcycle, was chosen to be a model for a recently issued U.S. Postage Stamp. The issue features four American classic motorcycles.
Motorcycle Stamp
Olive and Penny

Monday, August 14, 2006

Maine Watercolors

Deck View
Driftwood Diane
Rock ClimbersI did these watercolors while staying at the Driftwood Inn. An accomplished watercolorist looked over my shoulder and remarked that I might do better if I had a better set of paints. I guess she didn't like my Crayola set.

Friday, August 11, 2006

American Horsefly

American HorseflyThis is an example of the green headed horseflies that along with many mosquitos made camping difficult during our trip to Maine. Tabanus americanus. It is usually found near swamps, marshes and ponds. Male eats pollen and nectar but the female takes blood from large mammals, including man. According to the Audubon Guide: "When the female bites, the wound inflicted often continues to bleed for several minutes because the fly's saliva contains an anticoagulant that prevents clotting. A single animal may suffer a debilitating loss of blood if many of these insects attack it." I personally lost two pints but was able to replace it with some Maine Maple Syrup. This gave me enough energy to get through another day of shopping in Freeport (at LL Bean and all the other outlets).

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

It's A Dogs Beach

Trevor's Beach
Trevor Cools OffWe brought Trevor,King of the Hamptons, to Atlantic Avenue Beach on Saturday morning. Dogs run free till 9:30 am. It's a great scene with canines of all types enjoying a swim or a walk along the beach with their two legged pals.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Maine Road Signs

Driving through Maine we came across lots of interesting road signs. Here are a couple from Freeport and West Bath (bottom).

No Bull

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Maine Vacation

After battling man-eating mosquitos (a bumper crop due to the heat and rain) and green headed horseflies we decided to pack up our tents and find a more comfortable place to spend the last few days of our Maine Vacation. Our wishes for comfort were met and exceded at the Driftwood Inn on Bailey Island.
The Driftwood InnGuests gather on the ocean view porch at sunset.
Jack Daniels' HouseThe Driftwood has an ocean water pool and kayaks for the guests.
Driftwoood Inn View
Maine MirrorI never did get around to getting my Maine haircut.
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