Interesting day today! I visited Riversea Gallery and Lightbox Gallery in Astoria. I stopped into an art store and purchased a decent watercolor brush (for color sketching). While at the Pier I saw the Astoria Trolley zoom by. After this I visited "Svensen Island". I was drawn immediately to an abandoned house. A man came by and told me that his Grandmother used to live there but that it was uninhabitable after a terrible flood on Christmas Eve. He couldn't tell me what year it happened.."Maybe 2003, he said, it was devastating..I try not to think about it for very long..but I do have to drive past here every day". (I didn't dare ask him where his Grandmother was now, because he already had tears in his eyes).
Painting: Celeste Bergin, a flood of feelings, Oil on gessoed hardboard, 5x7 inches. ©2010.
Sketches: Celeste Bergin, a flooded/abandoned house ©2010.