Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Rare Sight.....

At the Wheels on Wyandotte event a couple of weeks ago, I could not help but take a shot of this scene. In the foreground, is a fellow who had hand built his own motorcycle trike complete with a V8 automobile engine to "move" it along. He had a For Sale sign on it, and was obviously hoping for some interest in it. However, the thing that added to the overall mood of the picture was the "CLOSED" Tim Horton's store in the background. That is something that is rare indeed, given that Tim's is one of the top franchises in all of CANADA. The whole scene spoke to me of a certain degree of desperation that has been Windsor in the past few years since the collapse of the auto industry. Windsor has been making strides to rebound economically, but is still far from out of the woods yet. The general outlook for the City depends a lot on if you are a half empty or half full sort of person I guess......

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Real Goodie.....

Car shows afford a brief glimpse into the past. Old vehicles usually have many memories attached, and this photo of a 1951 Ford Flathead 8 got a big grin to happen on my old face. It was the first vehicle that I owned when I first landed in Ontario as a very green kid. My old '51 was dark green, and a 2 door coupe model, and I finally sold it for $50.00, the same price I had paid for it a few years earlier. It's funny how that years later you realize that you just don't know what you've got 'till it's gone......

Art on Wyandotte.....

Last weekend, the City of Windsor closed off about a 4 block section of Wyandotte St. E. for a day while the local car enthusiasts gathered again to show and admire their vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. It is an annual event, and is always well attended. It also happens to be about 3 blocks from my home, so it is fairly easy for me to grab a camera and check it out. While I enjoy photographing the old cars, and parts of them such as hood ornaments, etc., I really enjoy photographing some of the people there. This young lady was sitting in front of an Art Shop, and was doing a sepia toned water colour portrait. I talked with her for a while, and she graciously gave me permission to photograph her while she was working, and also to place the results on this blog. She owns Janice Kersey Fine Art, and if you would like to see more of her very excellent work, just GOOGLE www.jkersey.weebly.com. Very nice indeed.......

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Finished Art....

As I stated below, here is the piece she was working on completed. It appears to be a little deer in distress, and is just one of the many works of art in progress and completed in my granddaughter's sketch book. Her ability to convey mood and emotion were quite apparent in her many pieces, and I quite enjoyed the opportunity for a brief glimpse into her world of art. Keep up the good work kiddo!

Artist at Work.....

She came to visit for a week, and this is pretty much the view from which I was allowed to photograph her. Being that both her parents are quite accomplished artists, it is not surprising that she comes by this quite naturally. Here we see a work in progress, and the next view will be a shot that I took of the finished work. It was done with coloured pencils, and the quality was something that I could only fantasize about. Keep up the good work little lady, you're well on your way to your life as an artist.