Monthly Archives: July 2016

Ocean Beach, San Francisco

The beauty and mystery of the shore:

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American Art – Dana Hooper

Artist Statement: “Once I’m out on location, I look for something that opens the door, that gets the painting started, and I just go from there. They come from where I’ve grown up, what I’ve lived through, and how I’ve … Continue reading

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American Art – Georgia O’Keeffe

Below (from the Lake George series) – “The Chestnut Grey” (1924); “Lake George, Autumn, 1927”; “Lake George (formerly Reflection Seascape)” (1922);“Lake George Autumn” (rediscovered and not seen since the 1920s); Starlight Night, Lake George,” (1922).

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Reflections in Summer: Lord Byron

ROLL on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll!”

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American Art – Chiura Obata

Below – Seven paintings by Japanese-American artist Chiura Obata (1885-1975).

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A Navajo Adage

“I walk in beauty.” Below – Ocean Beach, San Francisco

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The “Wild West” in San Francisco – Part II

Below – Six works from the “Wild West: Plains to the Pacific” exhibit in San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum. Gustave Baumann (American, born German, 1881-1971) Below – “Pinon – Grand Canyon” (1921) Robert Bechtle (American, born 1932) Below – … Continue reading

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A View

Below – A view from the backyard of my son’s San Francisco apartment.

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A Visit to the de Young Museum – Part II

Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Below: “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Wyoming” (1906) John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Below: “Trout Stream in the Tyrol” (1914) Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935) Below: “Seaweed and Surf, Appledore, at Sunset” (1912) Albert Lorey Groll (1866-1952) Below: “The … Continue reading

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Reflections in Summer: Rainer Maria Rilke

“Verses are not, as people think, feelings (those one has early enough) – they are experiences. For the sake of a verse one must see many cities, men, and things.”

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