Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Niche here a Niche there




NICHES
These go back to 800 BC . Then they really
started being used by architects in 1385
I saw so many out doors in Italy, in gardens.
They are lovely. What do you think???
They found many when they started unearthing
some English homes dating way back to Roman times.
Some old Victorian homes in the states had them
and people walled over them.










I think they add charm to

a room or hall.









You could also do a mural.


















I'd like one built into a rock wall on a patio
with a water fountain in it.





These were used in the older homes.
They seem to be using them more now.



















Hope you all enjoyed these
and maybe gave you some idea's for
the home or garden. Bye bye ya'll.
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Aug 30th The St. George Art Tour

I Did the tour on one foot.





















THERE WERE 37 ARTIST'S THAT DID THE OPEN HOUSE AND STUDIO TOUR
HERE IS BEAUTIFUL SAINT GEORGE AREA OF MAINE.



Looking forward to Dinner tonite we are having Coleslaw, corn, fries and Lobster.
My Cousin from Bayside NY drove to Maine ,
we had 3 great days and she is leaving Sunday morning..
SOOOO we have to have the traditional LOBSTA FEAST















Mr. Morris bringing us the Lobsters in the yellow motor boat.
My Cousin Ada was here and we had a Lobster Feast.
Then she drove back to Bayside NY the nex morning.

















I did a painting of some part of this
area on each side and the top.
Owlshead Light, Marshall Pt Light.
Rockland light , Rockland Harbor
and a big sailboat.















There is so much to do and I can only hop around
for 20 minutes at a time.
My whole foot is in pain.
I have been putting frozen peas in a bag
on top of the foot.
It started withPlantars, then a spur on my heel.
Now the top is all swollen with fever.
I am beside myself. Living on 600 mg Ibuprofen.
Now water pills for swelling. Did you ever wake up and say WHY ME?
I have 3 friends coming over so I am not alone.


Last year I had 25 people and only sold 1 paintings,
ery reasonable too.
I do it because were are a group here
and have to participate to keep the art going in Saint George,
There are 37 of us.. It is a fun day for tourists and residents
You tour the homes of Artist's and their Studios..
It is only one week end in August. Then there are the Fairs .
I never entered any art this year, THE DARN FOOT.
I always put out hors d'oeuvres and coffee.
Because I feel so bad this is all they get. I am buying the cookies.




















Last year my Casa Blanca lily's drew all the attention,
they have bloomed early this year. GOOD ! Focus on the Art Please..


















Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95
Silky

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96
Precious

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97
Max

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99
boxer

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164
Albatross

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20