keeping Christmas in Christmas…

... I find it ironic that so many of the very same people that demand we keep "Christ" in Christmas fail to even observe Christmas during the actual Christmas season. Again and again, it is still Christmas. Christmas doesn't end on December 26th, it is just beginning. Nor does it end on January 1st. Settle down, take a deep breath and enjoy the still of winter accompanied by the warm glow of the Christmas tree just a little bit longer.Advent can be a crazy time for many, treated as … [Read more...]

fine art friday…

Richard E. Miller, Blank Mantilla 1910 … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

Alfred Stevens, The Letter; oil on canvas … [Read more...]

Isaak Levitan …

... Autumn Day. Sokolniki, c. 1879.Isaak Levitan is considered one of the finest landscape painters in Russian Art and he was decidedly unpretentious in the subjects for his paintings. He remained faithful to simple poetic motifs of his native land. Natural simplicity and composition was the hallmark of Levitan's artistic genius. … [Read more...]

maiden in lace…

... by Gaston La Touche, 1884. … [Read more...]

Lady at a Table…

... by Mary Cassatt. The subject's sister kept this painting in a closet for many years because she did not like the way Cassatt painted the profile, accentuating the nose.Funny how we let our flaws keep us from being in plain view, especially when it's often those uncommon characteristics that makes us the most unique.Those visiting for the first time, let me introduce my weekly feature entitled Fine Art Friday. … [Read more...]


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