Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hobe Sound Community Presbyterian Church

The above picture is of the Hobe Sound Community Presbyterian Church located on Zeus Park and I want to thank my friend, Karen Metzger, for taking me there to see it a few days ago. This church is really beautiful and charming. They have a website that tells the history of the unique paintings on the interior ceiling seen below. Aren't these rafters wonderful?Each panel was hand painted as described on the church website:

"During the 1956 renovation of the Sanctuary the ceiling panels were painted. Henry LaCagnina, a local artist painted in oils flowers of the Bible in the corners of each panel and flowers native to Florida in the centers. In his own unique way he painted the flowers from scaffolding, lying on his back much like Michelangelo in the Sistine chapel of Rome."

This view is from the courtyard:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay Day

The above view is from the front porch of our flooded street.
The following view is from the back porch.
Obviously not a good day to go out and paint.
However - Friday and Saturday were great days at the Hobe Sound Beach. Here is the Bird Man and his best buddy Red:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Bubble Houses

Ok - I just had to go on the Inside Hobe Sound Tour sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce because the "Bubble Houses" were on the tour - not that the other places weren't fascinating as well, but this was a rare opportunity to actually see what they looked like inside. Actually, I didn't know what they looked like outside either - until someone told me about them.

Here are a few shots I took the other day. The one here to the left, because I don't know how it got over there, is of the entrance. Above is Kitchen, Loft, Great Room(?) and Back Room. They were really cute and would make great studio's!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

One Week Later

After launching my project last week I've since distributed postcards around town with my painting of the marsh and a description of the project on the back. So if you are in the Chamber of Commerce, Algozzini's, Harry & the Natives or the Martin Memorial Fitness Center grab a postcard - they're free!

Most of my requests are coming in emails or in person and the list is growing! I'd say that so far the number one place is St. Christopher's dome, which is definitely a favorite of mine too. Speaking of domes - the little dome houses were also named as a place someone would like to see painted. I didn't know of their existence before this, so thank you for helping me uncover another interesting part of Hobe Sound.