F Grayson Sayre: California Desert Artist (Day 44: 365 Days of Art)

For Day #44 of the 365 Days of Art, I present Grayson Sayre (1879-1939) was one of California’s most beloved desert landscape painters. Five things about Sayre. He was born in Medoc, Missouri and worked in the mines and then with leather goods before he decided to push on to become an artist. He only … More F Grayson Sayre: California Desert Artist (Day 44: 365 Days of Art)

January 16 2017 (Day 43: 365 Days of Art) Pippin’s Interior

Hello Readers, for the coming week I am back to daily posts for the 365 Days of Art. Today’s post features Pippin’s Interior, 1944. Horace Pippin was a Worl War I Veteran.  He fought with the U.S. 369th Infantry – who were known as the Harlem Hellfighters – because this group of African American soldiers … More January 16 2017 (Day 43: 365 Days of Art) Pippin’s Interior

Art Digest #2 (Days 36 through 42: 365 Days of ART) glass wine stoppers, dress & Plantation Florida 1993

Hello Readers. This is art digest #2 for the 365 Days of Art, which covers the next week: Days 36 through 42. I invite you to skim them at once or enjoy them one day a at time. I will be posting some daily posts resuming on 1-16-2017.  Monday 1-9-2017 Day #36: Watercolor flamingo by Jedi … More Art Digest #2 (Days 36 through 42: 365 Days of ART) glass wine stoppers, dress & Plantation Florida 1993

RENOIR Part 3 (and Dawn’s Lingering Visions) boating party

For Day #35 of the 365 Days of Art, Dawn (here)  inspired me to do a part 3 for Renoir. Dawn lives near Washington D.C. and so she has easy access to some nice masterpieces. One of her favorite artists is Renoir and here is her photo of  “A Girl with Watering Can.” I also wanted to … More RENOIR Part 3 (and Dawn’s Lingering Visions) boating party

RENOIR Part 2 1-7-2017 (Day 34 of 365 Days of ART)

 Day #34 of the 365 Days  Renoir Part II Yesterday’s post (here) highlighted Renoir’s Dancing Girl with Tambourine and companion piece Dancing Girl with Castanets, which can be used to talk about warm and cool colors. The dancers can also be used to talk about fashion depicted in certain works of art.      If you … More RENOIR Part 2 1-7-2017 (Day 34 of 365 Days of ART)

RENOIR part 1-1-6-2017 (Day 33 of 365 Days of ART)Opi Washington Nail Colors

For Day #33 of the 365 Days of Art, here is some fun nail art color (from OPI).   They have a creative Fall 2016 “Washington DC” line and the above photo shows some of the warm colors from this palette. Here is an example of how the color wheel can “loosely” be split into cool and warm colors. … More RENOIR part 1-1-6-2017 (Day 33 of 365 Days of ART)Opi Washington Nail Colors