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a3d15988-eabd-4a11-b101-c65343fbc713Loving Vincent is winning awards.  On Saturday, The European Film Academy awarded the 2017 European Animated Feature Film Award to Loving Vincent. Check it out here.  

Here is the link to our visit to see the movie recently.

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151017salvator“The rediscovered masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sells for an historic $450,312,500, obliterating the previous world record for the most expensive work of art at auction.”  Read more here.

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VanGogh Olive TreesYIKES!!!  A grasshopper has been found in Van Gogh’s painting of the Olive Trees.  One of the things that painters who work outdoors (en Plein air) face is the elements….bugs, dirt, etc.  And it appears that Van Gogh dealt with them too.  Here is what he wrote to his brother, Theo, about it in 1885:  “But just go and sit outdoors, painting on the spot itself!” Vincent wrote. “Then all sorts of things like the following happen — I must have picked up a good hundred flies and more off the 4 canvases that you’ll be getting, not to mention dust and sand … when one carries a team of them across the heath and through hedgerows for a few hours, the odd branch or two scrapes across them….”    Read the entire article about the grasshopper discover here ….and see the grasshopper!

 

 

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20171106_0607081686959471.jpgSeveral weeks ago I shared with you a post of painting out at Sander’s Ranch and while there  I was joined by a friend who painted me!  Read about that here.  20171106_0623081116911616.jpgI love the little watercolor painting and got it framed and up on the wall with other paintings that I have of artists at work.  I love that subject as you might imagine.  20171106_062207586775259.jpgOne of my favorites is this large painting by Wilson Webb of an artist in a class working on a new piece.  It was a sad day when we lost Wilson a few years ago.  I miss seeing his work.  But that is the beautiful thing about having original art in your living spaces.  They all have meaning and stories behind them.  I love that about art.

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20171104_1153341554298602.jpgI drove over to the Old Luckett’s Store for their Fall Festival this morning.  The drive was beautiful.  I like to take little backroads and see what I can see.  Today it was a beautiful view with these llamas in the field.  We live in a lovely part of the country.  And Luckett’s was fun too!

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Yesterday we drove to Asheville for the Southeastern Animal and Fiber Festival. We’re going to learn new skills.  The colors weren’t as brilliant as I expected but still nice.   More on the festival tomorrow.

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending a local Women’s Resource Center lecture featuring Christine Andreae, an artist and writer from our community, who gave a fascinating account of her Inanna Project.   It is amazing!  She shared her wonderful world of woodcut art  with us through a Facebook Live interview with Eka Kapiotis (you see them in the photo below) and Christine answered many questions concerning her process.  You can read about the project here.  And see each woodcut and explanation here.  Take a little time to look.  It’s extraordinary!

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