Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fire Island Lighthouse

A few months before Hurricane Sandy hit, I went to see the Lighthouse and took some nice reference photos for this painting.
The Fire Island Lighthouse has been closed because of some damage since last October and just re-opened on Memorial Day.
The damage was minimal but Sandy heavily damaged access routes to the site.  I enjoyed seeing the wildflowers while walking on the Boardwalk near the lighthouse.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Old woman in knitted hat

I didn't know what to paint for the "moment" ,  so I went to and found this lady's face that "called" me so I had to paint her..I loved all of her "life" lines that seem to have many stories behind them.  I really like this website,  but they only supply the picture..and I always love to know the story behind the face.  I
loved the vibrant colors in this piece as well...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bianca and me

This past weekend,  my granddaughter Bianca made her First Holy Communion.  How proud was I..?!
The day turned out to be such a perfect day.  She did a reading in Church and she read it so beautifully... of course, I needed to share this special moment with my friends.