Category Archives: Life
It’s truly an extraordinary experience to see room after room of great art in the Louvre, although despite the exceptional quality of the huge collection of ancient sculpture from Rome and Greece, the wonderful Egyptian antiquities, and the splendid decoration … Continue reading
I have no photographs to share from today’s Pre Raphaelite adventures, because once again the paintings we saw were concealed under thick glass, preventing me from getting decent pictures and making close examination difficult. This time we were at the … Continue reading
Two layers of paint on the legs have given them some solidity, but I’m not yet satisfied with them; once I’ve applied a glaze coat of Ceramic White the color will match the upper half of the figure. The jug … Continue reading
This has been quite a week, including an unexpected visit to the hospital for a little investigation into my heart that turned out well, showing that my ticker is strong and pretty much ok for now. I’ll spare the details, … Continue reading
On Saturday night we went to the opening reception of the 100th California Art Club gold medal exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art for a very enjoyable evening with many of California’s finest landscape and figurative painters, including … Continue reading
I came across this unusual survey of what people like in paintings. There are some surprises here, including the difference in taste found in different countries, and the price that people are prepared to spend on art.
This has been a day of almost finishing. I’ve added a little Iron Oxide Orange to the flames, making them look nicely fiery, and almost concluding the work on the Magician painting with the exception of a little lightening of … Continue reading