After Quinnipiac came down I thought I might do a series on endangered historical properties. I started Richmond cottage but gave up on it. This winter I went there to take some photos after hearing it was up for sale. Now that it is on the block it will join my depictions of Quinnipiac and Bryn Mawr.
Early stage yet. I like to think of this structure as proud and puffing its chest out before it meets its demise.
CBC news update
I became aware of the struggle of native and wild bees last years when I was looking into honey bees. They, I thought, were the ones in trouble. Because honey bees have people looking after them due to the money making value in them, they stand a greater chance of survival.
I didn’t realise just how many varieties of wild bees there are out there and how precarious their situation is.
You’ll find here and here, some good advice on how you can help give them a chance.
I entered this painting depicting their plight in the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters last Fall and it was one if the winners.
Pesticidal Homicide, The Plight of Native Bees.
2′ by 3′ oil on canvas.
Contact me if interested.