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The new neighbours

It’s a chilly Sunday. Old snow covers the parkland in white, although the small street piles are a grimy grey. I’m approaching the new apartment on ul Puławska when I encounter a stone jester, sitting cross-legged and thoughtful on a plinth at the bottom of a statue, complete with tassels and bells. 141 more words


Madame d'Orleans (Repeat)

Originally posted on September 21, 2013.


If Jeanne d’Arc, called the ‘Maid of Orleans,” had avoided charges of heresy, she might have eventually lived into old age… Remembering her contributions to the independence of France, she might have contemplated a lonelier death than that of a martyr. 50 more words



This watercolour is based on Stańczyk (Jester), a famous Polish painting by Jan Matejko. I don’t normally paint master copies but this was a very special request. 23 more words