Monthly Archives: September 2011

Inspiration Friday: Quotes about Beauty

{Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Old Man with a Walking Stick; Head of a Young Woman,’ c. 1633-34, brown ink on cream antique laid paper.} . No thing is beautiful. But all things await the sensitive and imaginative mind that may be aroused to pleasurable emotion at sight of them. This is beauty.Robert Henri . Art is […]

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First Plein Air Expedition…

{my painting setup and Naomi in the background} Today was our first plein air painting trip, that is Naomi was in attendance. We met up with a friend for an afternoon by the Potomac River. The weather turned out great, nice temperature and breeze, and no bugs! {Potomac River Series XXV – approx. 7″ x […]

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Friday Inspiration: Mary Cassatt

{Baby Charles Looking Over His Mother’s Shoulder} Hello, Today I want to share with you some images of artwork by Mary Cassatt. Finishing the still life with a portion of a Mary Cassatt pastel this week got me thinking about her work and how she depicted the special bond between mother and child. Yet as […]

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Contemplating Motherhood {now complete}

{Contemplating Motherhood – 24″ x 18″ (61 x 45.7 cm) – Oil on Linen} Hello, Yesterday I finished this painting… And thank you to everyone who shared their opinion of how to title it. With your help, I decided to go with “Contemplating Motherhood” and I think it is very fitting because that is how […]

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Friday Inspriation: Sketchbooks

{sketchbook entry by Maurice Prendergast} Hello, This week I received an email from Spanierman Galleries in New York city that included a link to a sketchbook by Prendergast. What I found remarkable about this sketchbook is how the book was used, some pages were beautifully conceived sketches with color while others were half thoughts, though […]

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