Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

Even more reasons having a backyard is awesome... Last installment. I promise.... maybe.

These are from this morning.  Too many pictures of Nigel?  Nah.

More reasons having a backyard is awesome.

Having a backyard for Nigel (and my husband) to play in has been as wonderful as we'd hoped when we moved from the condominium. Both of them love to go out there and play...  The game seems to be alternately getting tickled and being chased.  These photos are from yesterday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Portland, Oregon (2015/05/19)

19 May 2015 - Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon (and Nigel)
14" x 18", acrylic on hardboard

Monday, May 18, 2015

Oooh, ahhh! Bathroom renovation (still in progress)!

15 May 2015 - "Darned paparazzi!"
View from entrance to bathroom.  Subway tile in the shower.  Vanities installed.
I think Nigel gets a kick out of looking down from the stairs.  He's starting to enjoy saying hi to the contractors upstairs and then rushing down the stairs when I call to him.
18 May 2015. WC.
Shower stall really is taking shape.
It's been another exhausting day of supervising for Nigel...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

St Nigel

13 May 2015 - Nigel, a lover, not a fighter
24" x 18" acrylic on canvas
This one was inspired a bit by portraits done by one of my favorite artists, John Singer Sargent (Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner and Lady with the Rose).

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Nigel (2015/05/09)

9 May 2015 - Nigel... on a path... before a grand vista...
18" x 24", acrylic on canvas
The background is very loosely based on another Gainsborough painting, Mr and Mrs George Byam and their eldest daughter Selina.


8 May 2015. "Sure is messy in here."

Our contractor, FJS Construction
Here's some updates on the house remodel.  Our bathroom tile finally arrived, and so our contractor has been spending time laying it down, that and pouring concrete for support posts which the City determined we should have.  As you can see, we're going with an old school, black-and-white look in the bathroom.  The shower stall walls will be covered with subway tiles.

sidewalk stamps

from 30 April 2015
JD McFarland 1912 and Johnson Bros 1912
I haven't had the opportunity to post on this truly exciting topic for a while... until now.  Nigel decided to sit down and rest near these.