Thursday, April 30, 2009

My friends Corey Stroop and Kendall Beck, who have now been a couple for several weeks, clowning around during a recent bowling outing. They are my best friends.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My art project

My painting of Alison and Janine Jarrar is progressing. The initial composition is in place. I am very happy with it so far as it is not only a project I like, but of subjects I care very much about.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bloomings of Spring

My neighbor Ed Bernas' daughter Alexa planted several flowering plants along the drive near our home. These golden blooms are reaching upward for the sun.

My Dad suggested taking pictures of flowers. We talked about doing close ups like these to bring the blooms to life.

Flowers of the spring outside my friend Sam's Daily Grind. I don't know their names, but they smell as sweet.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Short Pump Town Center Evening

Beautiful reflections in the pools and warm sparkling lights shine as we walk around the Short Pump Town Center Mall.

The fountain at the Short Pump Town Center as evening approaches.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cool Spring Road

Rays of sunshine and new golden and green leaves announce the arrival of Spring and renewal.

The canopy of trees creates a pattern of sunlight and shadows on the road. The curves suggest places of wonder just ahead.

One of the more scenic drives near our home in Mechanicsville, Cool Spring Drive is lovely.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Storm Clouds

A rainy evening near my home.

Heavy Clouds but... No rain. Some of my favorite lyrics from one of my favorite singers...Sting.

Rays of sunlight at the edge of the storm.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Approaching storm through neighborhood trees.

Self portrait with shadows and lots of 'TUDE'.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My brother Andrei demonstrates his puzzle solving skills during a recent visit. He comes to dinner every Sunday with his lovely girfriend Laura. He is a very good brother and a very good friend.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The sun sets on a lovely evening at the Daily Grind.

Brad Yoder performs and I catch the reflection of a lovely April evening in the window of the Daily Grind.

Brad Yoder performs outside at the Daily Grind. With charming, heartfelt and occassionally funny lyrics, and guitar work that pulls incredible depth from each note, he was both entertaining and moving.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The group 'October Rain' performed at the Daily Grind coffee house to a packed to overflowing crowd. Their original music was fresh and their covers were professional. Their lead singer Melissa Boudoin had a beautiful voice and the guitar work by her husband Mike, along with Eric Fulcher and Andy Rush was exceptional.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pasha (left) and Sasha (right), my loveable companions and friends.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mmmm, Easter Brunch. Mom prepares a traditional Slavic breakfast for Easter morning. It consists of home baked bread, hard boiled (Easter) eggs, ham and kielbasi served with hot horseradish, and butter for the bread in the shape of a lamb.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Paul and Dorrie Steinberg ( my smiling Mom and Dad) during a recent outing at the Hill City Chop House. Mom looks so young and pretty. Dad always says he was around with the dinosaurs.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Alison and Jenine Jarrar pose for a portrait that will be used for my next Art project. The assignment is to do a painting of a subject that represents something "good". I could hardly find anything more "good" than the love between a Mother and Daughter as expressed between these two.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Our shadows on the sidewalk at Gypsy Hill Park in Stanton, VA created an inviting subject. My dad is the shadow in the lower left and my friend Cory Stroop is floating on the right. That's me with the peace sign in the middle. The gravel has light spots that look like stars in the darkness.

The duckpond at Gypsy Hill Park provided this lovely subject and the submerged accomplice.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Me and my friends, Kendall Beck and Jeremy Cole, as we stopped along the skyline drive to enjoy our friendship and admire the scenery.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My friend Bill Bangham, also known as Wahokia, who inspired the creation of this blog.