#FridayPainting: Thomas Faed “Sir Walter Scott and his friends at Abbotsford”

When I view the painting, “Sir Walter Scott and His Friends at Abbotsford” by Thomas Faed, I try to imagine the discussion. It seems that Sir Walter Scott is reading from one of his novels to a group of friends eager to hear what comes next. Some lean forward, while others sit back in contemplation.Continue reading “#FridayPainting: Thomas Faed “Sir Walter Scott and his friends at Abbotsford””

Why Can’t I Touch Art?

I have a confession.  It happened a long time ago, but the memory remains firmly entrenched.  I touched a work of art.  I cannot use the excuse of youth, because my mother, Frances, was very specific about art gallery etiquette.  I was to stand a few feet away from the work of art with myContinue reading “Why Can’t I Touch Art?”

For Love: An Artist’s Wife

Over the past few months of our present “solitude,” I have found ways in which to travel the world virtually to faraway art galleries. With travel curtailed and libraries, museums and art galleries closed or on reduced hours, I am grateful to all of those who work tirelessly to bring the world of art andContinue reading “For Love: An Artist’s Wife”

National Galleries of Scotland: What Makes Art Iconic

A few weeks ago, I read the headline that the UN agency warned the pandemic could force closure of 1 in 8 museums worldwide. The article went on to say that studies conducted by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) indicate that 85,000 museums (which include art galleries) around the world had toContinue reading “National Galleries of Scotland: What Makes Art Iconic”