Sunday, July 31, 2011

House on Otis St.

10"x7" pen and ink sketch of a little house on Otis St. in Alameda, Ca. built around 1936.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Boats in Harbor

                                                                      The Painting

                                                                    The Inspiration

I have a lot of photos of our vacations and when I'm out of ideas I brows through them to see if there's a scene I can translate into a painting.  This photo was taken last year on a harbor cruise out of Alexandria, Verginia.  I might be able to get another one out of this photo. We'll see.
5"x7" oil on wood veneer
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Obama Quixote

It seems to me that Don Quixote and Barack Obama have a lot in common, like fighting imaginary monsters and trying to save the damsel in distress. One difference I see is that Don Quixote hated windmills but Obama loves them. Obama hates the greedy capitalist pigs on Wall Street but loves Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric. He also loves N.B.C. and it's affilliates for all the free publicity but hates the corporate jet owners. I think both G.E and N.B.C. would have corporate jets since they are corporations. Right? So, trash and tax the rich, expand government and create another program.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wishful Thinking

Thinking about the islands got me to painting from my imagination. I like painting like this every once in a while just to see what comes out.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hulk in the Grass

Just a piece of junk to some but I thought it would make an interesting painting. What do you think?
Watercolor, pen and ink

Saturday, July 2, 2011

American Continental Congress

This is the day in 1776 the American Continental Congress voted for independance from England.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the document called The Declaration of Independence and the Congress voted
12 - YAY, 0 - NAY with New York abstaining. "The business is done." John Adams said.
When the Declaration was agreed on, two days were allowed to "clean up" the document before it was
publicly announced on July the 4th. John Adams thought the great national celebration should be July 2nd because that was the day the important vote actually happened.
(Thanks to Tom Sito)