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”
Happy New Year! We have come to New Year’s Eve and await the arrival of a new year – 2022. “Destiny” by John William Waterhouse is the last painting in my 2021 Art Calendar. I sense, within this beautiful and complex painting, a poignant farewell to a year of many events and happenings. My 2022Continue reading “#FridayPainting: John William Waterhouse “Destiny””
Merry Christmas Eve with Fra Angelico The Annunciation represents the biblical story in which Archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus. These two panels were once part of a large altarpiece, placed to the left and right above a central painting and held withinContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Fra Angelico “Annunciatory Angel””
I love hats! When I turned over my art calendar for December 6, 2021, I knew without looking ahead that Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell’s “A Lady in Black” would be my choice for the #FridayPainting. Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell RSA (Royal Scottish Academy)born on April 12, 1883 was a Scottish Colourist painter, known for hisContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell “A Lady in Black””
Clémence Roth‘s “Little Girl with an Orange” reminds me of my childhood when I visited open air markets with my mother, Frances. Oranges always caught my attention. The colour orange has a vibrant energy that entices us to look closer. The orange, reverently held in the girl’s tiny hand, adds joy and a sense ofContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Clémence Roth, “Little Girl with Orange””
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun Painted over 600 portraits and 200 landscapes. She was a powerhouse.