Category Archives: Famous Works of Art

The Experience of Art

Toward the end of last month, I shared my whimsical watercolor based on Mary Cassatt’s painting, The Child’s Bath. I loved doing this quick, anything-goes version of one of my favorite paintings, and there was a purpose behind it. For me,

The Experience of Art

Toward the end of last month, I shared my whimsical watercolor based on Mary Cassatt’s painting, The Child’s Bath. I loved doing this quick, anything-goes version of one of my favorite paintings, and there was a purpose behind it. For me,

A Playful Project

I’m going to say it straight out — I love this whimsical watercolor. I don’t care how long I live, how many paintings I do, or how well I ever master the medium of watercolor, this will always be one

A Playful Project

I’m going to say it straight out — I love this whimsical watercolor. I don’t care how long I live, how many paintings I do, or how well I ever master the medium of watercolor, this will always be one

Cave Painting

Recently I’ve been studying a bit about primitive art such as the paleolithic cave art of Spain and France, dating back 15,000 to 40,000 years ago. Most of these cave drawings were made using red pigment from hematite or black

Cave Painting

Recently I’ve been studying a bit about primitive art such as the paleolithic cave art of Spain and France, dating back 15,000 to 40,000 years ago. Most of these cave drawings were made using red pigment from hematite or black

A Study in Light and Shadow

I’m sitting here in my new little art studio — or actually, I’m sitting here at my computer desk, a short distance away from my studio area. It’s a good place to sit and get a bit of perspective on my

A Study in Light and Shadow

I’m sitting here in my new little art studio — or actually, I’m sitting here at my computer desk, a short distance away from my studio area. It’s a good place to sit and get a bit of perspective on my

America’s Presidents

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it in this blog, but presidential history is another of my interests. In the past, I’ve referred to it as a hobby, but in some ways that trivializes our nation’s history a bit,

America’s Presidents

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it in this blog, but presidential history is another of my interests. In the past, I’ve referred to it as a hobby, but in some ways that trivializes our nation’s history a bit,

A New Rembrandt?

Since I’ve been reading a lot about the Dutch Golden Age of painting — and sharing much of what I learn with my husband — it was no wonder he quickly called me in to the living room a few

A New Rembrandt?

Since I’ve been reading a lot about the Dutch Golden Age of painting — and sharing much of what I learn with my husband — it was no wonder he quickly called me in to the living room a few

Inspiration from Imperfection

In March 2016, soon after I started this blog, I shared a few works by Paul Cezanne, writing about  the harmony found in Cezanne’s paintings. At the time, reader and fellow blogger cathytea commented on the imperfection she saw in his art.

Inspiration from Imperfection

In March 2016, soon after I started this blog, I shared a few works by Paul Cezanne, writing about  the harmony found in Cezanne’s paintings. At the time, reader and fellow blogger cathytea commented on the imperfection she saw in his art.

It Really Is a Face

After finishing up my still life, I had a little time left for painting, so I turned again to Frans Hal and portrait painting. My first sorry-looking attempt at copying a Dutch master was done on a 5 x 7

It Really Is a Face

After finishing up my still life, I had a little time left for painting, so I turned again to Frans Hal and portrait painting. My first sorry-looking attempt at copying a Dutch master was done on a 5 x 7

With Apologies to Frans Hals

Among the many artists whose works I’ve studied recently as I’ve explored my Dutch heritage is Frans Hals, also known as Frans Hals the Elder. He was a painter of the Dutch Golden Age who lived and worked in the

With Apologies to Frans Hals

Among the many artists whose works I’ve studied recently as I’ve explored my Dutch heritage is Frans Hals, also known as Frans Hals the Elder. He was a painter of the Dutch Golden Age who lived and worked in the

Why Is It Art?

We’ve all asked that question before, haven’t we? My husband asks it often, fortunately not about anything I’ve painted — which probably deserves that question now and then — but about those puzzling works of art that seem to be

Why Is It Art?

We’ve all asked that question before, haven’t we? My husband asks it often, fortunately not about anything I’ve painted — which probably deserves that question now and then — but about those puzzling works of art that seem to be