A Painting A Day: Day 4, July 7th 2012

On July 7th, the birthday of a good friend and childhood Nanny, Irene, I went to the American Museum of Natural History with a new friend, Shari, her family, and two friends from summer camp.  It was fun to walk through the dinosaur exhibit with Shari's boys, learning new things from them and the displays.  My eye was drawn to the natural patterns caused by fossils and plated armor preserved from an ancient reptile. These patterns reminded me so much of the decorated papers that we sold at Bill's Art Store in Oxford, Ohio. Perhaps we draw our love of patterns from the natural sequence of animals and plants, whose seemingly random placements and decorations are in fact complex sequences of a higher order. 

"Knightia Skeletons: Small Herrings"
5.5" x 5.5" watercolor on paper
fossilized knightia skeletons on display at the 
American Museum of Natural History




 "Sauropelta Edwarsi: Shielded Reptile"
5.5" x 6" watercolor on paper
image of Sauropelta Edwarsi scales at the 
American Museum of Natural History


"Thinking of a new house"
5.5" x 5.5" watercolor on paper
image of our new apartment in Brooklyn,
Trees, symbols and the feeling of Amarna
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