Here is a photo of Norristown Farm Park in November, 2017.
Here is the painting done from this scene, also in November, 2017. It’s acrylics on board, 18″ x 24″ on wood board.
For the past several years we have eaten Thanksgiving lunch at the Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem, PA. I can recommend it very highly.
One year I took a photo of the chef at the omelet-preparation area, and made a tile.
I did it again. And now, again. Here you see the tiles from 2015 and 2016, and now…2017. All are 6″ x 6″, done in Velvet underglazes, fired at cone 06.
More trees. Each one is 6″ x 6″, done in acrylics on wood board, October, 2017.
I’ve got a thing for this house. I don’t know why. I took the picture along with a lot of others as I took a walk in a neighborhood near a park where I run, in Rockledge, PA. In other words, a place I am familiar with, but not my stomping grounds, if you know what I mean.
I’ve done a tile portrait:
I’ve made a small painting
Now this one.
Am I finished with this little house yet? Somehow I think not. Wait and see, that’s what I say.
These two paintings, done in November 2017, are based on locations near me and that I see so often I wonder at the fact that I still find them interesting. But I do. It’s because something small changes every day.
I’ve captured just one day in the life of these places.
As usual, I have made some changes from photo to painting, but – I think you can see the bones of the inspirations.
I’ll start with the intersection of Spring Garden Street and Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA. If you follow my poetry blog you know that I have made a little occasion of photographing this intersection as I wait at the light there on my way to Montco for Poetry Marathon sessions. Here’s one of those photos:
and here is the painting (acrylics, 12″ x 18″)
And the second location is closer to my home – a repair shop I pass almost every day, at Jenkintown and Baeder Roads, Glenside. Photo: