Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pictures for Noah's room

Grandboy Noah hadn't officially arrived yet last Christmas, but we were all getting ready for him. Part of the preparation was getting his room ready. And part of getting his room ready was to make sure he had some pictures to hang on his wall. So here are Noah's first pictures from his Grandpa Bob. I don't know if he has noticed them yet.

(For my fellow art nerds, they were done with acrylic on canvas.)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Roman Bath

A long time ago I had the opportunity for a short visit to Rome. The one in Italy. While there, like any good tourist, I took a lot of pictures. When I got back I did quite a few paintings from the photos. Paintings that are now scattered to various locations.

One of them was an ink drawing with watercolor. Ellen always liked that one, so she had me frame it and she put it up in our powder room.

She asked me if I could do some small ones to go along with that one, so I looked through those old photos and found some likely candidates. Below are the three the I did for her. They are each about 5 x 7 inches. The nice thing about old photos from ancient ruins is the subject matter doesn't look dated! I framed them and gave them to her for Christmas.

A corner of the entrance to the Vatican circle.

A street adjacent to the Vatican

The Colosseum