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Inspirations

I just got back from a visit to San Francisco where I went to the De Young museum to see the  Girl with a Pearl Earring show, along with Etching from Rembrandt and his contemporaries.  I found it very inspiring, especially all the etchings, they are so intricate and invite you to spend several minutes […]

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Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre – DVD Lecture Presentation

In Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, expert art critic and historian Richard Brettell takes you on a journey through one of the world’s greatest museums. This 12-lecture series begins with an overview of the Louvre’s history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. Then you’ll explore some of the most beautiful examples from the museum’s collection of European paintings from the late medieval period through the early 19th century. Two lectures will be viewed each night, with a short discussion period afterward.

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Smithfields Project Inspirations

So, I have been doing construction on my studio for the past several months, we put in a wall and window in place of one garage door, (better insulated and better light), we put in the best light set up ever – I can see what I’m doing when I want to and can totally […]

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The Lovely San Francisco

Ah, food in the form of museum. A pleasantly uncrowded trip to the legion for some Dutch paintings. I’m fortified for making still life paintings now. I’m wanting to paint big piles of flowers and even a nice moralizing vanity type food piece. I also picked up Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast to get ready for […]

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Journaling, Delicious Journaling . . .

Some of you may have been wondering if I’ve given up my journal since there’s not been mention in weeks of it. But, don’t be deluded . . . I’m dedicated to my journal and the time I spend in it. So, finally, after the time away in California, I’ve caug…

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