Thursday, May 30, 2013

Steel Canyons

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 20x24
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The soaring skyscrapers dwarf the crowds of pedestrians caught in the rain. Traffic hisses past on the wet pavement and the city sounds echo from the glass and steel cliffs. The overcast sky creates an early dusk as glittering lights illuminate the premature darkness.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sunset Voyage of the James Standish

Original painting - Acrylic on canvas 20x24
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I named this fictional schooner in memory of my older brother, James Standish Shropshire. 

Jim loved to be on the water and always owned a small fleet of watercraft, from leaky rowboats and canoes to speedboats and pontoon boats. He even had a cabin cruiser for awhile. He was the captain and I was only the deck hand, but I'll always remember his sunset cocktail cruises from the island he owned in northern Wisconsin.

Here's to you Big Brother ...sail on.