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Trip To Westport Washington May 17, 2018

Filed under: Art,Painting,Weather,Westport Washington — Janet @ 2:40 am

This was a trip to the West as the title implies. My husband Ian and I are more familiar with Westport on the West Coast of Ireland.  The 2 Westports are approximately 6000 miles apart and very different.   Westport Washington – a Marina waterfront with many many fishing boats, places to eat, gift shops, a kite shop, ice cream shops, etc.  But the area in the background is one long strip of motels and guest houses – overnight to longer stay facilities catering mainly to RV’s (Recreational Vehicles).  Unfortunately some were in a bad state of neglect and decay.  Others looked more cared for.  An eclectic mix.  And to add to the impression I had were grey skies and a chilly wind.  Contrasting with this I visited the local library – a very clean, modern, up to date, facility and apparently well used by a local clientele in midMay.  The real season for Westport Washington I understand is August.  That’s when all those condos and beach houses are used by their owners.  But as for the more permanent year round population, I was just trying to figure it out.  I think I would have similar questions in many summer coastal resorts in off-season.  Having said all that, I loved the place where I stayed (possibly the only guests).   It had a certain off-season charm.  Glenacres.

IMG_1894   At Glenacres, a path leading down to the more muddy area, note the dark clouds in the distance.  It was overcast the whole time I was there – not really very long – less than 48 hours,  But the host at Glenacres said he was feeling sun-deprived.  A not uncommon feeling in an area near Grayland?

Despite my wet feet and overcast skies, I just wanted to set up my easel and start painting.  But maybe from indoors at a picture window after a brisk walk in the wind on the great expanse of beach.

 

Another Jigsaw – A Painting By L. S. Lowry March 23, 2018

Filed under: Art,Art works,Artists,Cats,Jigsaw Puzzles,Katerina,L. S. Lowry — Janet @ 6:34 pm

IMG_5450  1000 pieces – it’s getting harder – now I have to do white areas and put bits of busy people together

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IMG_5449  Katerina doesn’t really fit in the puzzle box

 

Hopper Puzzle ALMOST Finished March 15, 2018

Filed under: Art,Art works,Edward Hopper,Jigsaw Puzzles — Janet @ 4:51 pm

IMG_5409  that last piece doesn’t fit!!  also there is some juggling to do with the 2 edge pieces

the all black section took a long time and much juggling of the pieces

Later in the day –   IMG_5412  FINISHED

 

Edward Hopper Paintings And Puzzles February 26, 2018

Filed under: Art,Art works,Artists,Edward Hopper,Jigsaw Puzzles — Janet @ 5:50 pm

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Another Edward Hopper Painting February 23, 2018

Filed under: Art,Art works,Artists,Jigsaw Puzzles — Janet @ 10:47 pm

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Chop Suey – 1000 pieces

 

A Painting To View February 19, 2018

6a00d83452615669e200e54f4c6e148834-115si   Virginia Wolff Knitting, a portrait done by her sister Vanessa Bell, 1912.  This painting is in The National Portrait Gallery in London.  I was recently in London visiting family and friends.  Number 1 on my list of things I wanted to do – if I was on my own – was to visit the National Portrait Gallery.  Well the visit with family and friends was completely taken up with wonderful activities which did not include the NPG.  Save that for next time.  There is so much to do in London!!!

 

Another Edward Hopper Painting January 27, 2018

Filed under: Art,Art works,Artists,Edward Hopper,Jigsaw Puzzles — Janet @ 3:32 am

edward_hopper_gas  Wouldn’t this make a wonderful jigsaw puzzle?  I wish.