City of Tomorrow, Version 2

Now more of a collage, since DT’s face is pasted in. I couldn’t draw him.

 

City of Tomorrow by Gayle 7/2017, First Draft
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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

 

Zentangles & Optical Art

This kind of art is about all I’m doing right now.  I have lots of paintings I need to finish, but keep putting them off.  Terrible.  Everything I paint, I keep seeing things I want to add to it or do differently.  I have lots of ideas for paintings, but I no longer get ideas for writing anything longer than a Tweet.

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Marker pen & acrylic on 12″ x 24″ canvas.

I hope to progress beyond these decorative kinds of paintings which can be classified as zentangles and/or optical art.  They are so easy to do while watching TV.  I love the English mysteries they have on PBS, like Grantchester, my very favorite right now.  I’m 74 now and am starting to physically slow down.   I figure that I can learn from doing these kinds of paintings and move on.  I grow very fast.

 

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Decorative Art

A few things I have done to contribute to the world of the Decorative Arts.  Things like these help brighten up a room.  Markers on 12″ x 12″ canvas.  In this “Age of Trump,” a person needs an outlet to get their mind off of politics, at least for a few minutes.