Fourth of July, Some Fireworks!

Look very closely to see why this is Fireworks. (See the landscape, the little house and trees on the dark horizon of this sunset scene with floral fireworks.)  I saw this wonderful painting by Donna Phipps Stout this past spring where it was still available for sale.  Can’t vouch for its availability now, but interested parties should contact the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC.  Please mention that you saw Stout’s painting here!  I think her fireworks are lovely for celebrating this Fourth of July.  Our hot dogs (actually “Good Dogs by Yves” — we’re vegetarians) are heating up right now.  To all Americans finding this post, Happy Independence Day to you!  To visitor’s from other countries, wish you could be here for our party!  Please consider yourself a virtual guest!  And welcome!

[Top of the post:  Fireworks, by Donna Phipps Stout, oil on panel, 48 x 50 inches, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina]

Fourth of July, Funny hats

Oh no!  He’s been out there with the squirrels!  This is Lewis St. Lewis’s fabulous painting of himself as something like Carmen Miranda (his source, a Carmen of an earlier era I think).  If you want to see Lewis’s paintings, you’ve got to go to Jane Tyndall’s wonderful gallery in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina!  If you do, whether in person or virtually via the internet, please tell Jane that you saw Lewis’s painting here!

In the meantime, Lewis!  Get away from those squirrels!

[Top of the post:  Fanciful Self Portrait, mixed collage and paint, by Lewis St. Lewis, Jane Tyndall Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC]

Festive Squirrel

Well, Forth of July celebrations are having an intriguing affect on animals in our backyard habitat.  Never again do we give tequilas to the squirrels.  This one thinks she’s Carmen Miranda.  Hope all of you in the US are having a great Independence day, and to visitors from other places — wish you could be here to enjoy our party!

[Top of the post:  Tropical Squirrel, detail of a children’s mural, by Aletha Kuschan]