Sentient in Seattle – 26 June 2018

Musings in Summer: Georgia O’Keeffe

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.”

Below – Georgia O’Keeffe: “Austrian Copper Rose IV”

Art for Summer – Part I of II: Karol Honeycutt (American, contemporary)

Below – “Aqua Mist”; “Sisters”; “Ryan”

Worth a Thousand Words: Connemara, Ireland.

Art for Summer – Part II of II: Walter Hook (American, 1919-1989)

Below – “Cows”; “A still life with pears”; ‘Highway to West”

For Your Information: 26 June is National Chocolate Pudding Day in the United States.

This Date in Art History: Born 26 June 1852 – Dad Corm, a Lebanese painter.

Below – “The Watermelons”; Untitled; “Heliopolis (Baalbek) Lebanon – Roman ruins”; Untitled; “Self-Portrait with Medals.”

Musings in Summer: Jacques Cousteau

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

Below – David Pott: “Study for Man Walking Along the Beach”

Contemporary American Art – Edward Holmes

In the words of one writer, “Edward Holmes can best be described as a Western Realist whose oil paintings exhibit a touch of impressionism in brush stroke. Ed’s compositions are primarily figurative, richly composed to dramatically describe the lives of the Native American people in an exciting yet dignified manner.”

Below – “Cheyenne Dog Society”; “Edge of Tomorrow”; “Hereford Herdin’”; “Find”; “Long Glass”; “Buffalo Spotted.”

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 26 June 1914 – Laurence Edward Alan “Laurie” Lee, an English poet, novelist, and screenwriter.

“Home From Abroad”
by Laurie Lee

Far-fetched with tales of other worlds and ways,
My skin well-oiled with wines of the Levant,
I set my face into a filial smile
To greet the pale, domestic kiss of Kent.

But shall I never learn? That gawky girl,
Recalled so primly in my foreign thoughts,
Becomes again the green-haired queen of love
Whose wanton form dilates as it delights.

Her rolling tidal landscape floods the eye
And drowns Chianti in a dusky stream;
he flower-flecked grasses swim with simple horses,
The hedges choke with roses fat as cream.

So do I breathe the hayblown airs of home,
And watch the sea-green elms drip birds and shadows,
And as the twilight nets the plunging sun
My heart’s keel slides to rest among the meadows.

Below – Rod Bere: “Wildflowers above Dover, Kent”

Contemporary American Art – Larissa Holt

In the words of one writer, “In the Spring of 1986 Holt and her husband decided to relocate to Monterey, CA. Upon her arrival she immediately began establishing herself as an illustrator and graphic designer. She illustrated for Monterey Life Magazine, Coast Weekly and several smaller publications. In 1988, Holt was hired by Eyvind Earle as an assistant serigrapher for his Monterey studio. While there she had the opportunity to learn all facets of fine art serigraphy from Mr. Earle. In 1989 Holt left Earle’s Studio to concentrate her energies on her own art.”

Below – “Cypress Point”; “Tranquility Sea”; “Halcyon Cliffs”; “Another Beautiful Day”; “Maiden’s Twin Sister”; “Red Branch.”

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