Friday, August 21, 2015
|The very large grand ballroom at River Farm.|
|As hung in the River Farm grand ballroom, the facade of the beautiful building. $1,500.|
There is a beautiful property lying along the banks of the fabled Potomac River. It is River Farm, former property of our beloved first president George Washington. I have painted the gracious main building about four times over the last few years. I have also painted the gardens and side porch.
The one-woman show of 103 original oils remains in place until September 28, 2015, which means it will be on view through the annual American Horticultural Society's Gala.
Hope to see you there!
|This is a petite, affordable oil painting of the front facade. $600.|
|The side porch is a view from down the hill, toward the Potomac.|
|This statue of a faun stands at the end of a gorgeous arched trellis in the garden grounds.|
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Dear Theater Lovers,
The Fix is an extremely cynical musical take on American politics in the sixties and seventies. It is loosely reminiscent of the political shenanigans of the Kennedy dynasty.
Signature has mounted a great set with a portico resembling the White House, which sets the stage for some highly graphic sex scenes. A scandal-plagued political dynasty is sputtering along, when the younger generation is suddenly expected to take on the mantle, when Daddy has a heart attack during sex with his mistress.
The Mafia, Machiavellian Mama, and impressively athletic dancing by the lead, "Cal Chandler" keep the story going. The singing, acting and dancing are always stellar at Signature.
Is this a typical storyline for musicals, i.e., boy meets girl? Oh, no! But in this stewpot of boiling political scandals that we call Washington, DC, it certainly is apropos.
Your imaginary friend,
Friday, August 14, 2015
Sunflowers and Cantaloupes: Sold today at River Farm, headquarters of American Horticultural Society. My one woman exhibit is on display through September 28, 2015.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Here is a classic color scheme: red/pink, green, blue. The composition is a vertical zig zag. The eye starts in the upper left, runs down the fruit stem, sideways from the fruit over to the lilies, then down into the lilies' shadows.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
In addition to the Leonardo di Vincis, Michaelangelo sculpture, Titians, Rembrandts, etc., are the rarely seen Impressionist treasures looted from the Nazis. These paintings will never travel. The rightful owners are not legally entitled to them, according to Russian law. Unfair? Absolutely.