The Old Horse Stables on Belle Isle are now used for Maintenance. They are lovely buildings and it is sad to see them decrepitating.
I have been fascinated with the living statues at the Renaissance Faire. I've taken lots of pictures of them. I decided to try to paint two of them, but ended up drawing one with Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pens (pigment markers) and then painting over the white parts with white gouache. I did the other in ball point pen. When I was all done, I decided that the living statues are a better subject for photography than art, because the pure whiteness of them doesn't seem as striking in the art pieces as it does in the photos--too late--they're already done. Click images to view larger.