Bosty goes to San Francisco (Again!)

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Bosty went to San Francisco again so he could escape the humidity on the East Coast. He decided to start his trip off by visiting the seals at Pier 39.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Then he stopped by the Aquarium of the Bay to see all the underwater creatures. He’s always curious about what other critters look like.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Next, he strolled around outside and got to see Alcatraz Island in the distance.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Then he walked along the Embarcadero, where he stopped by the huge Ferry Building.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

There were all kinds of food stands to take a look at. It sure made Bosty feel hungry!

At the end of the day, he sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed the view of the bay. The sun looked beautiful as it was getting ready to set.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

The following day, he got to ride a trolly car across town.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

And after being lazy on the trolly, he just had to hike across the Golden Gate Bridge again. Just look at those views!

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Next, he rode one of the cable cars across town to see the San Francisco Zoo. He was really excited to see all the giraffes there, but didn’t know what they were looking at just now. Are you trying to find me? I’m right here!

Bosty goes to San Francisco

After wandering around the zoo for a few hours, he walked up the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps to enjoy the gorgeous view of the city.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

But why stop there? Bosty wanted to take a look at a few museums, so he stopped by the de Young Fine Arts Museum to see the Stuart Davis exhibit.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

And since he was so close to the Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden, he figured he might as well take a look at all the beautiful plants and flowers there.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

He ended his excursion by heading over to Ocean Beach . He noticed that he could see one of the Golden Gate Park windmills from the beach, and just had to get his picture taken in front of it.

Overall, he had one exciting West Coast visit. And he was pretty exhausted after checking out so many touristy places in the city.

Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Bosty wanted to explore one of the museums in the Washington, DC area, so he decided to stop by the National Gallery’s East Wing. He was excited to see artwork by famous artists like Pablo Picasso.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

As he wandering around the museum, he was drawn to Piet Mondrian’s simple geometric shapes and bold colors.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Wassily Kandinsky’s colorful abstract work also caught his eye, and he enjoyed seeing one of Gustav Klimt’s figurative and patterned paintings.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Wayne Thiebaud’s cake painting made Bosty feel a little hungry. Cake, anyone?

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

He spent a little time staring in awe at one of Jackson Pollock’s large paintings that was part of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Wow, is that an Andy Warhol? Bosty is a big fan of pop art.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

He also enjoys Impressionist paintings, and was excited to see some work by Claude Monet.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Bosty took a final look around and enjoyed seeing Alexander Calder’s large mobile pieces. He was a little worn out from wandering around every floor of the museum, so he went outside to enjoy the sunny spring weather.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Before leaving the National Mall, he strolled around the National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden. It was a beautiful day outside, and it was a wonderful day to see some colorful works of art.

Malachi

Portrait of a Dog by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Malachi” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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Animals are one of my favorite subjects to tackle when it comes to piecing together my collages. Here’s a piece where I was commissioned to collage a dog that has two different color eyes. I’m thinking my next couple of collages will involve some more wildlife.

In other news, I’m planning to get started with exploring a couple different mediums. As much as I enjoy making collages, it’s always good to change things up every once in a while.

Purple Beagle

Purple Beagle by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Purple Beagle.” Collage on mat board. 5″x7″
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Another day, another doggie collage.

Lately I’ve been dabbling with some film work – figuring out how to work with editing, lighting, etc. Perhaps sometime in the future I’ll tackle a few collage-related film pieces. We shall see…

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a glorious week – and happy-almost-Friday!

A Day in the Park

A Day in the Park by collage artist Megan Coyle
“A Day in the Park.”
Collage on paper. 12″x9″
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A lot of the people in the area are obsessed with their dogs–on a busy street a couple blocks from my house, there are two (not one, but two) dog bakeries. It was only fitting that I’d do a park scene that included a little dog.

And I’m done with this series for now. I’m off to work on cutting paper for my next projects. Perhaps another portrait? A flower? Another animal piece? We’ll see where my inspiration leads me.