We’ve been having another weeklong rain, so I’ve been working on some of those incomplete indoor projects. These are fake Delft tiles I’ve been working on for a fireplace surround. Only eighty or ninety left to go!

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These are pretty crude. The equivalent of fingerpainting, really, but I’m hoping the finished piece will have a little seventeenth century Dutch feel.

I’m also working on a bunch of maritime copies to hang on the dining room walls, since the room already looks like the interior of a creaky boat, or an old sailor’s home.

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Each of these will require another drunken bout of painting or two to complete.

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This one, on the other hand, will probably take another couple of years. It’s a copy of a Chinese School picture of the Port of Hong Kong. It’s huge. I don’t know why I start these things.

Here’s an original that’ll take another couple of months to finish:dsc09336

This photo doesn’t register the colors right. I’ll retake it in the sun, if it ever comes back out.

And finally, with a mud demonsrtation, here’s a formerely white mule:

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