#FridayPainting 2022

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first #FridayPainting of 2022, which unveils two magnificent paintings. The 2022 Art Calendar welcomed me with “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer. The work permanently resides in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. The work resides in the Uffizi GalleryContinue reading “#FridayPainting 2022”

The Last Painting Sarah Bernhardt

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” Sarah Bernhardt December 31, 2019 – the last painting in my 2019 page-a-day Gallery Calendar.  How appropriate that it should be a portrait of the flamboyant French stage actress, Sarah Bernhardt.  The artist was Georges Jules Victor Clairin.  Georges andContinue reading “The Last Painting Sarah Bernhardt”

Happy Chinese New Year

Gong Xi Fa Cai!  This is a wish for you to be prosperous in the coming year. According to the Chinese zodiac, January 31, 2014 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year. We are entering the Chinese Year of the Horse.  Predictions are that this year will be full of adventures and challenges.   IContinue reading “Happy Chinese New Year”