This is a secret. I'm not sharing on Facebook or Instagram because it's a wedding present. This birds nest is from her Grandmother's porch fern. Normally I paint the eggs blue but for her, I painted them mint green.
I was a TWA flight attendant and we have conventions every year through out the U.S. This year was special because we stayed at the TWA Hotel. We were all very sad when TWA closed it doors and our beloved terminal sat dormant since 2001. A little history of the terminal. The wing shaped terminal was created by architect, Eero Saarinen and sponsored by Howard Hugh. It was made for the jet age of flying. MCR turned it into hotel. The terminal is where you check-in now. It also restaurants, and bars. They built wings for the hotel with runway views or terminal views. This project cost 300 million dollars. This is an architect's dream building and a time capsule of the 1960's.
I'm posting this painting again because my husband got a new phone and the camera is so much better than mine. I also changed the name to City of Dreams. It's whatever city your think it is. I had one in mind when I painted it.
Another Green Boat painting. This one was a commission from my friend Alecia. I name it "Alecia's Green Boat" because she has like this painting since she first saw it hanging on my wall. I have sold "Memories of a Green Boat" 30" x 40", "Vintage Green Boat" 24" x 30", and now "Alecia's Green Boat" 30" x 40". All originals and all slightly different. I hope you enjoy the video.
Before the heat became unbearable, the Plein Airies had a nice morning to paint outside. There was a breeze coming of the Col. Beatty Park Lake. After two hours of painting then we went to lunch at Mario's which is just down the street.
On the way to get ice cream in Cape Cod on vacation this summer, I stopped and took this photo at twilight. The boats were half in the sun and half in the shade. This beautiful little port is Harwich Port.
I hope you enjoy this video of my latest painting and progress. I may have a few more finishing touches but I would like to study it for awhile. These are sunflowers from Renfrow Farms in Matthews. It was to hot to paint the sunflowers in the sun so I painted flowers and trees in the shade.
My second green boat is finally finished. I sold my first green boat called "Memories of a Green Boat" at Christ Church in Charlotte. A couple of friends asked me to paint another one. This one is 24" x 30" on a gallery wrapped canvas. I spent some extra time doing the lake ripples with a palette knife. This scene was Lake Heffley in British Columbia at a family reunion. I named this second Painting "Vintage Boat". It was a very old boat inherited by my sister-in-law. We both love that old fishing boat and had lots of laughs pulling it around the dock to get it in just the right position for photos.
Now working on my third green boat. Giclees are available to purchase.
This was an exciting vacation with visiting battlegrounds, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and walking Boston's Freedom trail. We visited friends in Cape Cod and left before a tornado hit. We had to evacuate our hotel in the Berkshires because a microwave caught on fire (over cooked potato). We saw a truck trailer on fire with nothing left but the frame. Our first stop was Gettysburg, then Boston, then Plymouth Rock, and a few days with friends in Harwich Port in Cape Cod. After that a stop in the Berkshire and a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum which was celebrating 50 since the last Evening Post was issued
. A walk down memories lane of 1969. The Canadian side of Niagara Falls did not disappoint with the Hornblower boat trip under the Falls and dinner in the rotating restaurant of the Skylon Tower. The last two days of the trip was stopping at the Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia and visiting the Monroe Historical Society.
I had a request to paint another Blue Heron. The first one went to Germany and the second one will go to Cape Cod. I had to paint from a photograph of the painting so they are both very different. The top one is a total side view where the other is slightly turned. Which one to you like?