Month: August 2013

John Singer Sargent at the Art Institute of Chicago

While at the Art Institute in Chicago recently (you can read a bit more in a previous blog), Cam and I came upon five John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) paintings on display. They ranged from paintings I was fairly familiar with (including a life-sized portrait) to one that was a complete and utter surprise

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The Big Blank Canvas…Seriously!

My plan for these blogs has been to alternate between what I’ve been up to artwise and the bigger picture of art history. It’s worked pretty well…so far.   But this past couple of weeks since returning from Chicago I’ve had the dickens of a time getting my teeth into some ‘big’ work. Yes, I

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Bowled over by art work at the Art Institute of Chicago

  Okay, in my last blog, I promised you a blog post on some of the paintings I saw at the Art Institute of Chicago. The thing is, wow was it ever tricky to choose the few to include here!   In a couple of cases, I felt some paintings deserved their very own post

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A new pastel painting video!

I know it’s been awhile since I last wrote: Cam and I have just returned from a week in Chicago (mostly for a growing-your-business summit) and while there, I just didn’t get to writing. Right before we left, I uploaded a new pastel painting demo to YouTube but ran out of time to write a

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