During the start of the "Stay at Home" quarantine period of this COVID-19 pandemic, we spent a lot of time just reading, watching the news, venturing out for walks wearing masks and keeping at least 6' of distance from anyone in public. We are still social distancing, walking in the immediate area, not going into stores, (into the 3rd month of this) and life is still very different than 4 months ago. If nothing else, the environment seems to be happy that fewer cars are on the road along with fewer planes, no cruise ships, etc. Let's hope we all emerge from this healthy and doing the right thing.
2018 is coming to a close, and I really haven't posted much this year. I was so happy to receive these flowers last summer, make a painting of them, then sell it at a show at the end of the year. It was a nice way to transition into the upcoming year. Maybe 2019 will bring more paintings that bring other people joy and happiness.
Castle Island (seems more like a peninsula) juts out into Greater Boston Harbor with commanding waterside views of Boston and the boats and ships coming and going. Also of Logan Airport and its inbound and outbound flights, some of which feel as though they will land on your head! For me though, the beauty is in the immediate environs of people of all nationalities, cultures, neighborhoods, etc., happily walking and picnicing, grabbing a great hamburger (I think it's less than $5) from Sullivan's and just relaxing. I go there often on my lunch break from work. I chose this painting for this month's "Girls Just Wanna Paint" post "Paint a Quote."
My quote is: "Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." -Camille Pissarro