Bentley, my Studio Assistant, loves riding in the car so we will take him with us.
Let's take the ferry across the bay since it is such a pretty day.
This is a shot of the sidewalk that runs along the bay. Local artists decorated the flower pots beside the benches - the pots are part of the City's "Adopt A Pot" beautification program and anyone can adopt a pot and plant it with flowers and maintain the pot - there are approximately 65 pots and currently there are no open pots up for adoption.
Flags are flying and the sky is blue. The building across the bay is the 100 year old iconic Balboa Pavilion - sometimes I paint the building in the background on my Beach Cottage Style paintings.
The paintings below have the Balboa Pavilion in the background.
View from the windows of one of the cottages.
I loved painting windows looking out on the beautiful Newport Bay.
This adorable cottage with the white Wicker chairs with red cushions was the inspiration for the porch painting below.
Finding inspiration - here - there - everywhere on the island.
I love the way the cottages plant flowers along the sidewalks since front yards are so small.
The Nasturtiums are in full bloom all over the island.
More Nasturtiums in bloom.
Sorry for the quality of the photos - I am in my car and can not get the best shots.
The blue fence gate has now been painted white so I am posting an old photo.
Love the pops of colors from the sun loving Zinnias
Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those of you following my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I have not been able to answer your lovely comments or visit your blogs while I am so busy getting ready for my only art show of the year. I will visit you again soon. I will post as often as I can for the next month or may have to re-post some old favorites. This is an older post that I updated with new photos so some of the comments are from the original post.
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
"He hath made every thing beautiful in His time." Ecclesiastes 3:41