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Poppy Buds

Poppy Buds

Poppy Buds

 Poppy Buds, Oil on Canvas, 8″x10″, available.

Van Gogh, Coquelicots et papillons, 1890

Van Gogh, Coquelicots et papillons, 1890

Yesterday was the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh in 1853.  I didn’t want to let the day pass without recognizing him.  While he never achieved fame during his lifetime for his paintings, now almost everyone recognizes his works…and they are quite amazing.  Click on this link to enjoy his many paintings.

Unusual Sky

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I am away from the easel for a few days but have been taking some reference photos.   This morning while driving in South Carolina I saw the most unusual clouds in the sky.

capital The Kids Art Class did a wonderful job painting the capital building this week.  Don’t you think?

small Popcorn flower

small Popcorn flower

Granny Stripe

Granny Stripe

Large double petal flower

Large double petal flower

We are having a “Granny Square Crochet Class” at The Studio soon (check it out here) and here are a few of the patterns we will be learning in addition to the traditional Granny Square.

Why don’t you get out your hooks and join us?!

Prickley Pear   Throwback Thursday!

Hard to believe it was in the Fall of 2009 that I visited Arizona and then painted this when I got home.  You can read about it here.

Photo from Gizmodo- 3/18/15

Photo from Gizmodo- 3/18/15

Twenty-five years ago this week the largest art heist in history took place in Boston.  You may remember that I posted about it a couple of years ago.  (Read that here.)  I have visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum several times and get an eerie feeling every time I come across an empty frame.

There are many theories about what happened to the art valued at $500 million and this interesting article in Gizmodo lays out a few.  Take a look here.  

What do you think happened to it?