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June 20, 2017

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Road to Ogunquit by Clarence Chatterton The Road to Ogunquit, has long been one of my favorite pieces, at the Portland Museum of Art.   Painted by Clarence Chatterton, who was born...
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May 14, 2017

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    Mother and Child by Pierre-Auguste Renoir There are many works by Renoir titled Mother and Child, after all an ideal subject for an artist of such skill and talent, who was...
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April 5, 2017

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    First News of the Battle of Lexington by William Tylee Ranney “The skirmish between Redcoats and Minutemen at Lexington, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775, signaled the beginning of the American War...
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March 16, 2017

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Carnival Evening by Henri Rousseau As winter continues to linger, I offer you a bit of whimsy to cheer you on to brighter days! I saw this painting, oil on...
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February 23, 2017

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Faith Atkins by Robert Henri Faith Atkins appears to be such a grown up little girl; with perhaps a sad or maybe just serious face. The pallet chosen by the...
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January 7, 2017

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Snow Storm, Maine Coast by Antonio Mattei   Okay, just the right amount of snow for my taste! Where is the man running off to?  Is the small boat bringing...
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December 24, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      The Adoration of the Shepherds by Francesco Bassano the Younger    Might it have been like this, on that night in Bethlehem?  Most likely not, I am sure this painting captures...
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November 22, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~  Landing of the Pilgrims by Henry Sargent  Happy Thanksgiving! This is the first painting hung in Americas oldest continuous museum, Pilgrim Hall, in Plymouth Massachusetts. “The Pilgrims were not met by a...
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October 20, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      The Colza  (The Harvest) by Jules Breton   Lately, I have found myself drawn to Realism, and am especially found of this work by French artist, Jules Breton.  I love the...
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September 7, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      La Recolecion de Manzanas (The Apple Harvest) by Julio Gonzalez I have carried this image around with me for years; I love the subtle beauty, which the artist has captured,...
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