Month: July 2013

In the Vineyards – Plein air painting on Salt Spring

A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit my Mum and Dad on Salt Spring. It had been a while since I’d spent some time with them and although I have good friends on SSI and always want to visit everyone, I decided to spend the time wholly with my parents. We planned to

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John Henry Twachtman – the latter years

So here I am finally with another blog on John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902). (To read the first part, click here.) So where were we? We got as far as 1889 when his work was about to change again. At this point, he only had 12 more years to live and there was some amazing work

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John Twachtman – underrated artist don’t you think?

A few months ago, I saw a couple of blow-me-away paintings posted on Facebook by one of my arty friends. They were by John Twachtman, an artist I’d vaguely heard of, knew he was classed as one of the American Impressionists but that was it and even that I wasn’t sure about. So, curious, I

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Inspired by the work of Joan Mitchell

Do you remember a while back I wrote a blog on the work of Joan Mitchell, a new discovery for me at the time? If you missed it or want to reread it, just click here. Once I had discovered her work, there was no going back. And so, at the time, I started a

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The Doctor’s Visit by Jan Steen…many times over!

As promised in my last blog, here’s the other most commented on painting on the Fernwood Art Stroll. Crazily, I can’t find any photos showing the process of the painting (did I really not take any??) which is pretty frustrating considering it was so interesting for me to follow where the painting led. Anyway, here’s

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