Welcome to my Art Gallery!
In this presentation I would like to show the selected picture first and hope you could guess where the scene came from. Of course, you would have to know Gov Island well and Indian Lake, Ohio. But try it anyway. Otherwise you will have to enjoy the picture first and then read presentation.
If you have ever eaten at Indian Lake eventually you would encounter this Red Chair. It is black ink drawing and colored with pastel pencils. Every ones loves to eat at “Indian Head” road side cafe, and you will encounter this chair at the entrance of the establishment. They have a great menu, but the different beers are what really attract everyone. Rather than fill in the background, I decided to pain the shadow with purple. After all, the emphasis is on the red chair.
The Wooden Bench, is black ink and colored with watercolors. This bench is called the Deinhoffer bench, named after the late brother who used to reside at Governor’s Island. Usually it sits in front of the Guest House on the lawn facing the Wind Turbines. Despite its solid structure, the wind here has been strong enough to blow it over twice!
The Yellow Bench near the Kiosk, is a favorite for those who like to fish off the very front of the property. The brothers were known to have peer on tap in the kiosk, otherwise how could they continually have their glasses refreshed without ever going inside the main house? This bench is my early attempt at oil painting. With the new water-soluble oils that have come out, I couldn’t resist trying them. I like them! The canvas is framed with driftwood that regularly washes up onto our shores. Great wood for framing!
The Yellow Gas Lantern, actually it is an electric lantern with gas outlets for hooking up our gas grills! Not only to the brothers not have to go to the house for a refill, but the grill has a gas hookup that attaches to either side of this lantern! Another black ink drawing and watercolor. If you are very astute, you can just make out my face in the reflection off the glass picture.
The areas famous Beckham Bridge looking up the hill where the road leads back to Bud’s Marine. This piece is another black ink drawing colored with pastel pencils. It is healthy bike ride from Gov Island, about 7 miles. I have drawn this picture several times, and this actual drawing I found recently in my sketch book and decided to color it in.
I hope you have enjoyed my pictures. Please come again next month.
Thank You for your time and visit!