Bike and graffiti on wall – Work in Progress on 1/2 sheet of 140# Arches coldpress

Now that Hurricane Sandy has come and gone the devastation still lingers.   Thank you to everyone who emailed, called, texted or commented on this blog to check on us.  We are both fine although I haven’t seen the husband in about two weeks with the exception of a quick hello or goodbye.

Everyone I know lost power, but some lost much more.  My sister-in-law and her husband live on the Rockaway Peninsula and lost everything on their first floor of their home as well as their cars.  My niece lived on the first floor of an apartment building and she lost everything. Here’s an interesting piece 60 minutes ran on a particular area called Belle Harbor where they live: 60 Minutes Belle Harbor.   But it wasn’t just Rockaway,  It was so many areas in the NY/NJ/CT/PA Metropolitan Area.  Little by little we are on our way to getting back to normal.

I finally got a chance to paint and started with the work in progress above of a city scene.  This is a building I see from the art studio window.   Someone painted a blue bicycle on a yellow field on a brick wall.  Add some graffiti, water towers and it’s right up my alley.  I’m thinking that after I finish painting it I may deconstruct it a bit by splashing water and paint on it.   Everything else in the City has been splashed with water!

11″ tall decoupage under glass vase

Here’s another vase I’ve recently completed.  It’s got blue birds and apples.   Silver metallic with a white background.  When I start out with just a clear piece of glass it’s called a vase.  Long “A”.  When I’m done and it looks like the above it’s called a VAHSE.   Just so you know.

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