Monthly Archives: October 2011

First Painting Post Europe

Here is the painting I spoke about yesterday. It is my first painting completed since returning from Europe. This pond is in the Tuileries Garden near The Louvre. The clumps of grasses grow in the pond and create beautiful reflections. … Continue reading

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Art With Picasso At Home

Well, it’s been more than a week since my last post. In that time we have settled into life at home…somewhat. I’m not sure we can ever settle into what life was like before our adventures of the last year. Beside my … Continue reading

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After five months of travel, staying in 14 different places we arrived tonight at our next accomodation. It took over 15 hours of travel across 8 time zones to reach this place in Seattle, Washington, USA. The house seems quite … Continue reading

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Last Night in Europe

Tonight is our last night in Europe at our London home, London Guest House. We went down to Acton town for dinner at The Belvedere Pub. That was somewhat difficult because Jean’s knee is acting up. We haven’t gone out … Continue reading

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Today we took a jaunt to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to see their paintings. This is somewhat like the Smithsonian in that it houses all sorts of stuff in a Victorian building that was designed like a palace. … Continue reading

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London Saturday Afternoon

Yesterday we packed a box to send home. After walking to the Post Office to mail the box we looked for a pub to watch some footie (soccer to those of you in the US). The first pub we stopped … Continue reading

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Whitstle Stop to Wales

We just returned from a two day rail trip to Aberystwyth, Wales to visit our friend Carrie. It had been 16 years since we last saw her when she visited Seattle. We spent a wonderful evening walking the waterfront and … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Painting in London and Evensong at Westminster Abbey

Today we visited the British Tate Museum. Our primary goal was to revisit Joseph Mallord William Turner, especially his later works. However, I couldn’t go there without seeing the John Singer Sargent painting of two girls lighting Chinese lanterns. In … Continue reading

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Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement

Today we ventured to the Royal Academy of Arts for a special exhibit: Degas and the Ballet – Picturing Movement. Click on the exhibition link to see a brief video of some of the pieces. This unique exhibition demonstrates the … Continue reading

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Gone Layabout in London

Since arriving in London we have done little except lay around our room at London Guest House. I arrived ill. After consulting my home physician by e-mail, the internet, and a London pharmacists it appears as if I probably suffered … Continue reading

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