Saturday, November 30, 2013

Praying for Grass

Last year on a trip to Monhegan, some people were busily reseeding the side yard of the Community Church. When they were done, the covering of hay added an unexpected spot of color in the late afternoon light. I was happy to see, that on a return visit this year, their prayers had been answered.

Praying for Grass, 8 x 10 in, oil on panel

Saturday, November 16, 2013

OMG at the MFA

Last week I attended the John Singer Sargent watercolor exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts
in Boston. OMG, it blew me away. The intensity of the colors, the delicate treatment of the women's faces, the complex simplicity of his technique! This was a guy who lived to paint. And 100 years later, we are all benefiting from the beauty of his vision. If you get a chance, go!

Detail of Villa di Marlia, Lucca: A Fountain
by John Singer Sargent

Also at the MFA that night, John Travolta filming a movie called "The Forger". Go see that too!