This will be about my views on what it takes to put a three dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. With a lot of digressing.
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Sep 30, 2014


The Long Island Expressway, to you.
Extended from the Midtown Tunnel in 1940 by bits and pieces over the years, to Riverhead in 1972.
A distance of 71 miles that started as the Queens Midtown Expressway and ended as the LIE.
Meant to ease commuting traffic from Queens and Nassau County, it became a funnel to the east end. To the watermen and farmers and potato fields and the most pristine ocean beaches in the world.
Hamptons' Heaven became Hamptons' Hell.
The potato farms have become vineyards welcoming stretch limos that may have been stuck in traffic but at least have a bar. Blame Wall St, Hollywood, the times (they are achanging)
A subway line proposed as an adjunct to the LIE in 1968 was canceled, and the same for a proposed extension over bridges and islands to Connecticut. Not to say it won't happen someday. Oy.
Thanks to local pride, money i.e. power, and zoning, the beaches are still pristine, and
  empty most of the time. 
This bit is an excuse to insert a sunset painting.
A sunset painting is something I swore I would never do.
 Taking photos while doing 65 MPH is what I do for art.

NO EXIT      Acrylic on Linen   24 x 36

Aug 23, 2014


Well, I was busy this past year. But everything has come to a screeching halt. Screech isn't an appropriate word. It's not a red-light kind of thing.
Since I don't do Twitter or Facebook I figured I'd better start blogging again. I had thought of starting an email/newsletter, since I've been told it's a good thing to do. I can only go by my own reaction to newsletters. At first I'm intrigued, then hope I'm not being hustled. But I did sign up, didn't I? 
I think there's enough exposure and information  on my website.
I'm always pleasantly surprised at how often I have visitors, and especially, the range of countries that visit. Thank you, Google Analytics.

                                 CHESAPEAKE WETLANDS   Acrylic on Linen    24 x 36

This was painted last fall  and shown in "Art in The Armory" during Easton MDs' huge and crowded Annual Waterfowl Festival. Happily it sold, but I was kind of sad to see it go so soon. It was fun to paint, I  jumped in initially with a sponge, which is not something I recommend for the faint hearted.  Anyhow.
The Waterfowl Festival is supposed to celebrate nature, waterfowl (duh), sports that include shooting said waterfowl, stuff like that.
I happen to enjoy painting sea gulls. Although mine were usually bay gulls. (sorry). It seems that they're not considered Waterfowl. It also seems that they're not targets. Endangered? I shouldn't think so. I asked around and finally learned that they taste like fish. Is that such a bad thing? There are probably a lot of gulls that taste more like Happy Meals. Something for everyone.

                                            LITTLE GULL       Oil on Canvas       8 x 10