Month: November 2013


Bonfoey keeps its door locked so visitors have to wait to be buzzed into the gallery. Yesterday, for the third time, I was prevented from entering the gallery because nobody buzzed me in. THIRD TIME. Were they all at lunch? Were they all at a party?

My time is precious, so–needless to say–no more trips to Bonfoey.

Phooey on Bonfoey!

Schoepfle Garden photo session

Last Sunday was perfect for getting outside. Windy and brisk, the sun broke through thick clouds to transform the afternoon gloom into a dazzling spectacle of light and shade–ideal for photography. I rambled around the Schoepfle Gardens with my adored Nikon D5200 taking 200 photographs. The formal gardens intertwined with unkempt wooded areas provides ample…

Lake Erie boating season ends

Sadly, the boating season is over on the Great Lakes. Lake Erie won’t be frozen-over for another month but low water levels on the Vermilion River, and frequent storms ends the season except for the professional fishing boats and giant freighters. The latter will run until January. The Betty Jane was hauled out several days…

Painting: Mrs. Keeley

This model turned out to be a favorite. This is the fourth painting to come out of a session with her. The long-suffering Mrs. Keeley agreed, to her regret, to an interminable photo session one chilly spring evening. Her white sweater and hair seen against the unpainted studio wall proved fascinating. That plus her shiny-bright…