Sunday, February 27, 2011

witch window

Salem Witch Museum, located in an old Gothic style church.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Boston, door 129

From the Brookline neighborhood of Boston, with February snow.

Brush pen drawing, Photoshop color.

Friday, February 18, 2011

frozen Salem Harbor

The seagulls lay on top of the shallow, frozen harbor.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

early morning

Salem, Massachusetts. Still snowy. Still beautiful. Still cold. I love the cold weather.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

music and art

Paul Simon on my boombox while painting. Graceland, indeed!

I've always been a journalist of my own time and place. I can look at a piece of art I created 25 years ago and remember the music I listened to at the time.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Salem Harbor

A tall ship beyond the bank of snow. Salem, Massachusetts.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

back yard birds

Another drawing from snowy New England. I've been here for two weeks, still haven't seen the ground beneath the snow.

This is a compilation of several scenes. The bird houses are from a backyard in Salem. The birdbath and picket fence are from the next door neighbor in Peabody.

A few weeks ago I listened to a story on National Public Radio about John Steinbeck's novel, "Travels With Charlie". It's the story of his cross-country drive in a camper with his standard size poodle, Charlie. It turns out that most of his stories were...uh...slightly embellished, or, just plain made-up. He wrote about the folks he met along the way, and the simplicity of life and travels in a camper with Charlie, his canine companion. Turns out that a good deal of his travels included his wife and quite a few comfortable hotels along the way.

I've been doing this with landscapes and scenes all of my art life. I was thrilled to hear that my favorite writer did the same. Kudos to you, Mr. Steinbeck (and Bill Steigerwald)! And thanks for the encouragement and inspiration!

Here's more from journalist Bill Steigerwald and his adventures,
"Travels Without Charlie"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

back yard

Deep snow in the suburbs of Peabody, Massachusetts.

yellow snow

After the hard work of shoveling snow, a glass of pineapple juice and snow is a refreshing treat. I'll look at this photo with envy during the hot summer months.

Peabody, Massachusetts