Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Robert Pauli Scherer Home, future Hellenic Museum of Michigan





This building is located in the Cultural District of downtown Detroit. All the information I know about it is contained in the signs. I've never been inside.

and here is my latest art:


When I got my Moleskine back from my second group, the one with Jim Doran, there were a number of blank pages at the end. Hennie Mavis did an extra for me, but I have working to fill in the rest myself. This is the last. All the pages are done. I have a completed book. (YAY!) It's my first fully completed Moleskine of art. If I ever have time, I may make a movie of it and post it. Meanwhile, all the individual pieces that I have done are on my blog and the rest are at the FLICKR site* we used. Except not everyone posted theirs--some of my favorites never got posted. (And some did).

This piece is a result of my fooling around experimenting with various techniques--I was playing with that wide paper masking tape used for painting in houses--I forget what it's called, and combining various media. I used pigment markers and pens over colored pencil. I'm not overly pleased with the results, but I learned by it, which is what it was all about.

This is a small 5 x 8 Moleskine and of course BB was my willing model.


*I lied. Our FLICKR group has apparently been disbanded without my knowledge or consent. (I was going to post a link).
But, my own FLICKR pix from the group are available on my site, if you're interested.

9 comments:

Montag said...

Back during the Nixon years, they tried to tell us that Bebe Rebozo invented the gelatin capsule...or something similar.

Birdman said...

Now, that's quite an entrance way.

B SQUARED said...

The family still has a home in Harbor Springs. One of those "Big Bucks" families.

Mason Canyon said...

Beautiful building and history as an added bonus. Thanks. Always enjoy your art too. So talented.

Rose said...

Too bad about the Flickr site....I wanted to see!

I love that house...

Youth_in_Asia said...

Beautiful building. I've only had a chance to get to Detroit once, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. I love the architecture there. Few cities in the U.S. can rival it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you all for your very kind comments!! I appreciate it.

Jacob said...

A very impressive building...looks like it needs a bit of renovation, but I'm sure it will be worth it. Interesting story, too; one I had not heard before!

Love the paintings, as usual!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It IS an interesting story! :-D

Thanks! :-D