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Simon Schama's Power of Art 
Friday, January 30, 2009, 05:12 PM
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I saw Simon Schama's Power of Art series on television, and I also own a copy of the companion book. I loved the show, and the book is just as good. His British accent adds to the presentation when on screen; anyone who speaks like that must know what he's talking about. His writing style is very engaging as well. It's like reading The Globe or National Inquirer for educated people, only featuring dead artists instead of contemporary celebrities.

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New Images Coming Soon 
Sunday, January 25, 2009, 09:00 PM
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Welcome to my virtual gallery!

Coming Soon
I will soon be adding a new room to the site called Passion - Flowers & Leaves. My focus in these new paintings includes special treatment of the leaves. People are enamoured with blossoms, but leaves are often ignored. Leaves are also beautiful, and you will get to see them in a new way.

One of the new paintings is titled Elephant Ears in Blue and Green. I have added strokes suggesting movement in this work. The painting was begun after a visit to Innis Wood Garden. I saw this large plant consisting of big leaves outside of a building there. The painting itself suggests an ambiguous location for the plant, neither outdoors nor in.

Leaves have personality.

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