Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sacred Sunday

I'm sure that birds have reason to sing praises to their creator, and here's a chance to live in a house of praise.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Paper, Fabric, Glitter & other shiny stuff !

Saturday, May 3rd, there's a party at Paper Crown in OKC. It sure sounds like fun, and wish I could make it. If you make it, please tell me all about it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Color of the Week

Color of the week=springtime;
flowers blooming & resurrection.
Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Going, going...

and then it will be gone. What? The Lewis & Clark exhibit at Woolaroc.

I finally made it to the exhibit and what a gem. It was held over from last Nov. but will be gone by the end of the month.

For me, the highlight of this special showing was the 100 paintings by Charles Fritz.

Charles Fritz
(1955-    )

Charles describes himself as a Western representational painter. The result of his research, talent, & skill is a wonderful chronicle of 1903 Lewis & Clark exhibition. It is certainly worth a drive to Woolaroc to see this very special collection, but do it soon.
Sacagawea by Charles Fritz                                           

Thursday, April 10, 2014

National Sibling Day

Here's a day we should pay attention to if we are fortunate enough to have siblings.

I've been studying the portraits of Vincent Van Gogh, and was reminded of the special relationship that Vincent and his younger brother, Theo, had: Vincent, the tormented but brilliant artist, and Theo, the supporter and art dealer. This unique relationship came to light through their letters (read them sometime; they have been published). 
Vincent would paint and Theo would send encouragement, money, and supplies. If it weren't for his brother Vincent may have committed suicide much earlier, and we would be without some wonderful artwork. 

"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero." 
                                                                                            Marc Brown
Vincent Van Gogh 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Who Is Tim's Vermeer?

Who is Tim's Vermeer (3/27/14 post)?

Johannes Vermeer

Born in the Netherlands; his father was an art dealer.

Married Catharina Bolnes in 1653.

Worked as a painter, art dealer & inn keeper.

Member of the Guild of St Luke (artists & craftsmen) in Delft.

His main creative period was between 1650 and 1670.

He may have painted between 45 & 60 paintings during his productive period , that averages to only two to three a year. 

He died at age 43.

Only 35 of his paintings survive today. They are in museums & private collections.

He left no drawings, studies, letters or personal documents.

Much of his life including his training and his techniques are a mystery, but his paintings are a wonder.