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

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.

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.

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.