- flowers and gardens
- outside art
- the countryside
- folk art
- working with textiles
- Madonna and child
- and NINE other topics for you to investigate for lovely illustrations
- PLUS Four, yes four, other blogs Barbara authors, each in its own separate blog space, and each fascinating in its own right
Michael Peter Ancher (Danish artist, 1849–1927) Artist's wife Anna Ancher
This is just one of the pictures found on one of Barbara's blogs. She entitled it Outside in the Hot, Hot Garden. Can you tell I am very much impressed by this prolific blogger and researcher? In part, she says:
I am a historian, the images usually cluster around some social, cultural, or academic theme or a timeline. I try to choose works that justify their inclusion on aesthetic grounds. There is a little museum in each blog -- no travel necessary.
A blogging buddy who lives in the UK doing her PhD (The Domestic Soundscape) introduced me to Audioboo and provided the bird call. (It is one of Felix's top hits!) Just click on the arrow and turn up your speakers and you will feel like you have a morning flower bouquet in your hand!
The picture of the yellow flowers In Anna Ancher's arms reminded me to put this small work of sunflowers in oils that I have been painting for a few weeks:
The stems have not been started, and the centers have no definition yet. We shall see.