Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. Today we are going to leave my garden and take a little tour of one of my favorite places - Balboa Island - a charming island located on the Newport Bay and home of The Heart of the Island Gallery. I am so lucky that the gallery carries my art and am so honored to be there with so many local and talented artists. We will be doing a "drive by tour" as I am not walking too much while waiting for knee surgery and Bentley, my Studio Assistant will be riding in the car with me. I will share with you some of the art I created just for the gallery and some of the inspirations on the island for my art. We will take the ferry ride across the bay as it is so much fun.
Flags blowing in the wind and sail boats usually end up somewhere in my paintings.
The island photos may be a little blurry as they were taken from my car with Bentley hanging his head out to get a better look at other dogs!!! We will take a peek at some of the adorable cottages on the island that inspire my art.
I love that the cottages have flowers planted right along the sidewalks. Maybe that is one of the reasons I love to add so many flower to my paintings.
The porch with the yellow umbrella was the inspiration for these paintings.
The cottages and porches with wicker furniture as well a my personal wicker furniture inspire my porch paintings.
Heart of the Island Gallery located on the only main street in town.
Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog. I am doing my best to post weekly, but may get a little behind due to my pending knee surgery as I am having some difficult walking and am not getting around as fast as normal.
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
" Let brotherly love continue." Hebrews 13:1
Main Street on the Island