Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dog Painting

Finally finished this painting of Lilly and Savannah; now need to make a frame (of course, it would have made sense to start the frame earlier, but then I would have never finished the painting).

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Oval Frame

It has been a week of solid rain here, and while it is letting me get some indoor things done, it is making photography difficult, as I like at least some natural light.
Here is a project I am finishing up; I'll post the final pictures when I can take them and have them look good.
I bought this oval snow scene last year; the painting was charming, and the frame was the original, although it had suffered some minor losses, and had a coat of "gold" paint (now turned brown with age). You can already see the difference with just the paint stripped and some new gilding applied.
The inner bands and top were water gilded; I was able to put clay over the original gesso. The rest will be oil gilded, and final toning will accentuate the composition ornament and the more reflective water gilt surfaces.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Road Work Continues in Wiscasset

The work on Main St is done, now on to the side street (Federal Street). At least the traffic isn't impacted as much. It looks like they will meet their target of having this done by July 4th weekend.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Geese in the Park

I was at a local park this morning, and the Canada Geese are so confident that nothing will happen, they will come quite close (probably expecting a handout). Even the presence of dogs does not seem to disturb them. While I admit they are messy (who has time to housebreak geese?), it is fun to watch them, particularly the families.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Water Work in Wiscasset

It wasn't just usual summer traffic - a major project this year is doing water system work in the downtown district of Wiscasset. Some of the pipers were 100 years old, and as long as things will be torn up, they replaced some of the storm drains as well.

They did a good job of keeping the traffic flowing, and used some 24 hour sessions to make this project finish on time. Hope that happens - summer is here!