Local Artist Lee Abston of Poquoson Virginia won second place with this great miniature water color he painted of a picture I had taken of a Pelican in flight at the Third Island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
“Small Works: Miniatures by Hampton Roads Artists” opens at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. The popular annual show features more than 300 works less than 20 square inches or smaller than a 4.5-inch cube. Through Dec. 2. 4205 Victoria Blvd., Hampton.
Lee works at NASA Langley Va. and paints part time but I am sure he could do it for a living.
I feel privileged that he chose my picture and did such an awesome job illustrating it with a brush.
My wife had seen the painting on display and was able to purchase the original from a friend that had already bought it.
Here is the painting by Lee Abston.

Here is the picture I took.


I fished the lower Chesapeake Bay on Saturday and Sunday for several hours, both days were near perfect flat and glassy except for the fog on Sunday morning.
I drifted eels most of the time and caught a couple of Dog Sharks and had two short runs that did not stick.
I heard it was slow over all but some nice fish were caught.
I am sure I will be out again soon! Here are a couple pictures from this weekend.










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