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Coffee Drip

Posted in Art by mvblair on March 7, 2017

Cafetera 2017 (1)

She can’t help herself with the coffee, my wife. As in infant, her mom dipped a thumb into fresh-brew and let her suck on it. Since those early days in Costa Rica, my wife has been hooked. She decked out our kitchen in coffee paraphernalia and asked for a proper-sized painting, which I happily supplied considering freelance jobs are tough to come by these days. She went with the one in the middle.

Cafetera 2017 (4)

Cafetera 2017 (5)

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Another Dayton Skyline

Posted in Art by mvblair on December 24, 2016
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Another city skyline, this time with watercolor on plastic

 

The Wright Brothers

Posted in Art by mvblair on December 23, 2016
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Orville and Wilbur Redenbacher, two of Dayton’s most famous residents, lounging around the Gem City, which is most certainly not in North Carolina.

Oregon District, Dayton, Ohio

Posted in Art by mvblair on December 22, 2016
watercolorful-cities

Here is another water color city

Dayton Skyline

Posted in Art, Miscellaneous by mvblair on December 14, 2016

Temple Israel

Posted in Art by mvblair on October 24, 2015
This is the old Jewish Synagogue that used to be on First Street in Dayton. It was in use from 1893 until 1927. It is architecturally interesting because of the multiple entrances. Dayton is home to several large, active, and very diverse Jewish congregations.

This is the old Jewish Synagogue that used to be on First Street in Dayton. It was in use from 1893 until 1927. It is architecturally interesting because of the multiple entrances. Dayton is home to several large, active, and very diverse Jewish congregations.

Posted in Art by mvblair on October 20, 2015
Victoria Theatre (yes, the British spelling, please)

This is the Victoria Theatre (yes, the British spelling, please), one of Dayton’s finest jewels. Originally built six-stories high, it has been torched, flooded, and burned since it became one of the first opera houses outside the East coast in the United States.

Sacred Heart…Again

Posted in Art, Miscellaneous by mvblair on October 17, 2015
This is a beautiful building in Dayton. I can't stop painting it, probably because I drew one nice pencil sketch based on a photo and it's easy to trace...

This is a beautiful building in Dayton. I can’t stop painting it, probably because I drew one nice pencil sketch based on a photo and it’s easy to trace…