Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Art-2012 Spain trip

Working from my own photos, this fellow caught in a
restaurant in Marbella, Spain, my first work with figures,
not to be my last. I found it astounding how the slightest
adjustment to an eye or the mouth could change the
vibe of the painting. It's a new world!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Spain, Pt.1

The beach near where we stayed in southern Spain, Marbella, Coste Del Sol.

It felt like the calm before the storm.

With much turmoil ahead for the Euro and the countries like Spain. Saw
"skeleton" housing projects, started and abandoned. Saw huge resorts
that looked great from the outside but apparently had no one living in them-that's
according to the recent news about the building boom and collapse.
Our "resort" which was much older and rather quaint, was largely not filled
and it looks like the tourism thing is ebbing quickly. Too bad since
it is a very beautiful place.

We're talking retro here.

Down on the beach, a Moorish signal tower close to 900 years old.

A side trip to Granada.

These were all taken inside the Alhambra. For lot's more about this place check out

 We visited a small town called Mijas

These are the local taxi's. They all have numbers too.

One of my favorite photos.
This one too.
 For the scooter collection
 Didn't buy this one.

 Streets are about as narrow as I've seen anywhere in Europe.
A bullfight museum!

Monday, May 7, 2012

France Trip 2012 Part 2

Arles, France

Arles, France

The "widows" in Arles-Roman columns lefts standing after the rest-many-were torn down to build other projects in the town. The hotel we stayed in had Roman baths in the basement-visible through a glass floor in the lobby.

Albi, France
  A lot to learn here-it was a very active area-violent too-back in the 1200's

Inside the village of Albi.

Albi, France

Home of the Toulouse Lautrec Museum
Albi Cathedral

A very old door in Albi