#FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins”

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, along with Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Georges Seurat. When I view Henri’s paintings, I recognize his ability to capture people in ordinaryContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins””

#FridayPainting: French Photographer “Colette”

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, (1873-1954) was a French author, mime, actress, journalist and woman of letters. Known simply as ‘Colette”, she lived during a time of great change and through the tragic upheaval of two world wars. And yet, she stated “Be happy. It’s oneContinue reading “#FridayPainting: French Photographer “Colette””

Christmas in France with Marcel Rieder

We have come to France to meet up with Marcel Rieder who lived from 1862 -1942.  The young woman decorating the tree is surrounded by a soft, gentle light that emanates from the lamp.  Marcel Reider was fascinated by lighting and created intimate outdoor and interior paintings using lamps and sunsets. He was influenced byContinue reading “Christmas in France with Marcel Rieder”