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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Painting Fourth of July on Balboa Island

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.   I am going to take you on the ferry with me to Balboa Island where I went yesterday to paint on the island with friends before the holiday crowds .  Bentley, my Studio Assistant, went with me and we will share with you some of the charming cottages all dressed up for the Fourth of  July.

The sun is shining, the flags are flying and it is a beautiful Southern California day. The 100 year old historic Balboa Pavilion is a landmark and I paint it often in the back ground of my art. This scene is one of my most popular requests and I have painted it for 2 different customers that live on the island. This time I added flags to the Sunflower bouquet.

The sidewalk goes around the entire island.

The charming cottages start decorating with flags on Memorial Day and add even more flags and decorations for the Fourth of July!

The residents of some streets fly flags from house to house to celebrate Fourth of July.

The blue whales on the gate are one of my favorites.

This painting has the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in the background and  is another popular requested scene

Back at home and getting ready for Fourth of July in my garden.

Wishing you and your Family a Happy and Blessed Fourth of July.

Blessings, Erin

"Rejoice in hope, be patient".  Romans 12:12


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The walk around Balboa was great. so many beautiful homes displaying their flags and decorations. Your paintings are very lovely and so good. So glad that your assistant was helping you. Beautiful day on the island.
Have a wonderful 4th of July.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How charming, thanks for the tour!

Valerie Cottage Making Mommy said...

I loved the tour. Makes me miss my hometown around the 4th. What a beautiful place to visit.

Hugs from Oklahoma,

Cottage Making Mommy

P.S. Bentley at the door is just precious.

Susan said...

Wonderful photos, Erin, and even more wonderful paintings! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Susan

Sue Kosec said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, Erin ... thanks so much for the trip down memory lane. I remember all of this so vividly.


Rhondi said...

Thanks for the tour. What a quaint spot! You are blessed to have so much inspiration for your painting so close by.
Happy 4th of July

doodles n daydreams said...

It looks like it was a lovely day to be out and about with friends, ideal for painting. the red, white and blue is so fresh and summery. I'm thinking Bentley would have enjoyed himself.


Linda said...

Beautiful photos and paintings!