Merry Christmas from Gayle

A little bit of art work I did to hang in the Arts & Crafts room of the senior home I live in.


Christmas Construction


Today, Dec. 8, First snow day in Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY

Major John T. Alstrom, Jr., (1914-1984), Veterans Day 2017

Remembering my Father, John T. Alstrom, Jr., on Veteran’s Day 2017. Served in China & Aleutian Island during WWII and in Korea where is lost a leg when he stepped on a landmine.


Father in China during WWII
Father receiving Purple Heart for getting his leg blown off.

Halloween Paintings for 2017

I made two new paintings just for Halloween.  I live in a senior apartment building that has a big arts & crafts room where I like to exhibit my paintings.  When I can see them hanging up in a big room, it gives me a new perspective on them.  Already have new ideas for the “table’ picture, or maybe just make a new picture.

(Update:  my painting on my previous blog “City of Tomorrow 2” was stolen from hanging in the arts & crafts room.  Don’t know why: because they like Trump or dislike Trump?  Anyway will make a new one.)

Halloween 2017 (Acrylic on 18″ x 24″ canvas)


Zen Pumpkin.  Acrylic & marker pen on 8″ x 10″ canvas.  Mounted on a black canvas.

Decorative Art

I consider most of my paintings decorative art.  They brighten up and add interest to a room.  At least they do that to my rooms.  Not intended to give one a life-changing experience.  Here are a few I’ve done lately.


Marker Pen on 12″ x 12″ canvas mounted on 20″ x 20″ unpainted canvas.


The Forest (Acrylic & marker pen on 2″ x 2″ wood panel)


Walking the High Line While Looking at the Eclipse

On August 21st, I traveled, from Staten Island into Manhattan, to try to see the Eclipse from the High Line, because I thought that might be an interesting place to see it from.  I walked the High Line from 23rd Street to 14th Street.  Many other people had the same idea as me.  These are a few of the photos I got. The Eclipse wasn’t too great from NYC.  It looks like the moon in the sky, but actually, it is the sun being covered by the moon.

The Best Shot of the Eclipse I got.


New Apartment building as seen along the High Line
Walking along the High Line
People on Street Looking at the Eclipse