Sunday, September 12, 2010

Old friend

Up in Michigan, in the woods behind the Gilpin farm was an old pine tree. Perfectly groomed for climbing. If you could brave the mosquitoes, it was always worth a visit. This painting was done for a class demonstration. So it's pretty loose, and I left off a branch or two. I did a bigger version that is at mom and dad's house. I suppose the tree is still there.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Jerusalem Mill Flag

Very close to where I live is the Jerusalem Mill Park. It has several restored buildings from the revolutionary period. Some good and dedicated people take care of it, some dressing in period costumes and performing some of the typical tasks of the time.

When wandering around there, I found this flag flying from a window. I really liked the way the light was hitting it with the shadowy brick wall behind it.