Rules of the Road. Watercolor on paper. 11”x9.5” (28cm x 24cm).
A few years ago I was in a vintage store and found a floatation cushion with this print.
It probably dates to the 1960s (dig the motorboat!) I was so charmed by the artwork and design. It reminds me of my midwestern childhood, vacations spent near lakes, and the fun I had.
Alley Artifacts #13 Maine. Watercolor on paper. 8.5″x 11″ 22cm x 28cm).
Sights and scenes from my 2019 trip to Maine. We spent most of our time in Camden and Rockport.
The lovely mermaid was on the outer wall of the gift shop and restaurant at the Owls Head Lighthouse Museum complex. Credit to Christine Anderson who painted the mural. While I did take a sightseeing cruise, I was way too seasick to take any pictures. I will never be a good sailor.
Alley Artifacts #12 “Walnut Hill Shoppette.” Watercolor on paper. 7.5″x 11″ 19cm x 27cm).
Alley Artifacts #11. Watercolor on paper. 8.5″x10″ (22cm x 26cm).
Another fine selection of images from my Denver neighborhood! To learn more about each image, read on.
Buoys on a Fence. Watercolor on paper. 13″x6″ (34cm x 16cm).
In land-locked Colorado you don’t expect to see buoys but here they were. Someone had strung these colorful buoys on their fence facing the alley. Ahoy there matey!
Alley Artifacts #9. Watercolor on paper. 7.5″x11″ (19cm x 29cm).
It’s Autumn and I see yellow and orange everywhere. So each of the images in this painting has some orange in it. Although the super cool custom van is slightly less fluorescent, it’s still a very bright, cheerful orange. As always each image is something I see while I’m walking around my Denver neighborhood.
Alley Artifacts #8. Watercolor on paper. 8″x11″ (20cm x 29cm).
Alley Artifacts #7. Watercolor on paper. 6″ x 9.25″ (15cm x 23cm).
These are all objects I see while walking through neighborhood alleys as well as signs from older businesses what no longer exist such as A&A Fish. Many homes have these metal decorative suns.
Alley Artifacts #6. Watercolor on paper. 6.5″x10″. All of these images come from things I see while walking through older Denver neighborhoods. Some like the “Eat In Take Out” sign are from places that no longer exist. I like painting these pictures of a grittier, less gentrified Denver.