I love this whimsical plate by artist Polly Fern. Unfortunately, it’s out of stock right now. But Polly has plenty of other ceramics, greeting cards, prints, brooches and booklets to choose from.
Prior to the Civil War, watercolor painting was mainly done by women and a few commercial artists. But in 1866, the American Watercolor Society changed all that. They began yearly exhibits showcasing different aged male/female artists from diverse backgrounds. The Society also forged ties with established artists and enticed collectors to view new works. More than a hundred years later, watercolor painting remains a creative outlet for both professional artists and amateurs.
Note– Wish I could see this exhibit ‘American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent’
(Photo of Winslow Homer’s watercolor paint box)
- ‘The Face of Appalachia‘ by Tim Barnwell
- ‘What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney‘
- ‘Kodachromes‘ by William Christenberry
...Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi’s ‘Hvile, Repos’ 1905.
(Photo- Martha Browne)
Person- The hard part of trying to learn photography, especially portrait photography, is finding a willing person to pose. Abbe has stepped in to fill the void as model. I took a few test shots of her recently and this is one of them.
Place– When we bought our farmhouse property it came with a barn. It was one of the first major projects we worked on. Scott enclosed this section (above) for storage. He installed three antique windows and crafted a wooden door around back.
Thing- Two sheets of handmade marbleized paper from Blick. What should I do with them?
(Photos- Martha Browne)
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