Monday, September 28, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Perennial Alert! from American artist William Merritt Chase 1849 - 1916


Orphan perennials are going on sale as the weather warms.  Lots of years of joy to come.

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) The Nursery 1896
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Crossing the stream


John George Brown (American genre paintere, 1831-1913)  Crossing the Stream

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Over the River & Thru the Woods to Grandmother's House We Go


My Grandmother Carrie

When I was young, we lived very close to my grandmother's house.  My grandmother was a product of the last quarter of the 19th-century in the mid-west.  Each day my mother would take my hand & we would walk to visit her. The path led through the woods & across a little stream, where wildflowers grew. It was beautiful. I cannot remember a day that my grandmother was not baking or sewing. She always wore her hair up on the back of her head, and her eyes sparkled just like my mother's. Her house smelled delicious. These paintings remind me of those visits, even of the wonderful scents of both the woods & of her house with its big windows gently covered with lace curtains.


Julius Garibaldi "Gari" Melchers (1860-1932) Lady Reading


Julius Garibaldi "Gari" Melchers (1860-1932) Young Woman Sewing


Julius Garibaldi "Gari" Melchers (1860-1932) Woman Sewing

Sunday, September 20, 2020

1825 The tow path by the Concord River


Jabez Ward Barton (American artist, 1798-1888) c 1825 View from William Rogers House. Shown, looking west, may be the packet boat George Washington being towed across the Concord River from the Floating Tow Path, Massachusetts

Friday, September 18, 2020

Ladies Boating by Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939)



Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Before The Bath


Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Frederick Carl Frieseke - On the River


Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) On The Epte


Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) On The River


Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Repose At Noonday