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Cakes and Cafes

Yesterday, I spent most of my studio time painting cakes on one of my milk bottles. Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s cake paintings, I am planning on painting a huge image of a cake next week, after my exhibition practice critique. 354 more words

Fine Art

We're not called to comfortable

I don’t like moments when my carefully orchestrated ease is threatened. I don’t like news that jars, or having to operate outside my bubble of comfort.  539 more words


Careers in art

I Started Friday morning in the library, where I began research on renaissance artist, Jean -Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. His still life paintings inspired Wayne Thiebaud, and his own food paintings. 177 more words

Fine Art

1686 - Travels in Persia (Jean Chardin)

I’ve read the abridged two volume English translation of 1720 by Edmund Lloyd. Reissued by Dover Publications. Volume 1 consists of the tale of the selling of the jewels to the Shah and his family, volume 2 a general description of Persia. 12 more words


5. My house belonged to a famous courtesan

January 1674

My dear father,

My arrangements here have made a great leap forward, although I hope you will keep an open mind on some of the details. 572 more words

The World is More

Ah! What a delight

to open one’s eyes and discover

the world is more

than black and white.

painting by CD-W after Jean Siméon Chardin’s self portrait

daily photo prompt: Black

Dear Readers

Soutine's Portraits at the Courtauld Gallery review ****

Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys

Courtauld Gallery, 31st October 2017

I am afraid that the joys of Soutine’s paintings have passed me by in the past. 746 more words