This beach access in Kitty Hawk was most likely named for this guy.
Dr. Hugo Eckener (10 August 1868 – 14 August 1954) was the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years, and also the commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, including the first airship flight around the world, making him the most successful airship commander in history. He was also responsible for the construction of the most successful type of airships of all time. An anti-Nazi who was invited to campaign as a moderate in the German presidential elections, he was blacklisted by that regime and eventually sidelined.
I have decided to take on a series. I plan to paint some of the beach accesses along North Carolina Highway 12. I am starting at the north end of Kitty Hawk. This house is just over the dune on the south side of Bieriot Street. I do not think it will be around to see any beach nourishment and the place is not habitable, but it has a lamp in the window on the back side.
This is a commission I am doing for a friend, and a work in progress at that.
Still too much red?
Not such good news.
My mother died a few days ago. She was 94. Rosemary. For the last 10 months she has been in a care facility in South Dakota. I have been calling her every day for the past year. Needless to say I miss her and our converstions and everything seems so sad.
I am going to South Dakota for a while. There is still 3 feet of snow there. What's that all about?
I have been faithful and do something artistic every day. Mostly, of late, my efforts have not satisfied me enough to post them.
I read somewhere that painting is one thing that gets harder to do the more you know about it. If that be true, then I may be really close to mastering oil painting!
I am still busy working on my remodel/renovation project.
I find myself easily distracted and sweeping the floor a lot. I am waist deep in remodeling my "Studio". I make the "in parentheses" sign with my fingers every time I mention it. My "Studio". I am waiting on windows and sheet rock and I am painting in the middle of a construction zone. I have faith and believe that doing this construction project is the right thing, but I must admit, it is a distraction from painting. To tell the truth, selling this painting would go quite a ways in convincing me!
Its been a month? Wow. Good news everybody. I had a kidney removed and it was not cancerous. Happens about 3% of the time. I feel fine. My studio is coming along. Its going to be great. I am liking this painting. How better to describe my feelings? Reddemed. The name of the red boat.
I dodged that bullet. Who knew?
I am blessed.
I fished in Florida last week, but the fishing was not good. Red Tide was blamed for a pretty bad fish kill along the beaches. My first experiece with Red Tide. Tough stuff.
Unremarkable as it may appear above is a birds eye view of my studio. All the wallboard has been removed and tomorrow I will tear out all of these sloped walls and replace with a standard wall section. I will gain about 200 square feet of floor space. Its gonna be great.
The painting above and in the birds eye of my office is