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Sorolla's letters to Gil Moreno de Mora
On my recent visit to Madrid I had the good fortune of meeting with one of the great granddaughters of Joaquín Sorolla, Fabiola. Due to time constraints our meeting at the Casa Museo Sorolla was necessarily brief. She managed however to slip me a copy of on...

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Living the way you paint and viceversa.
I recently read a couple of books on mindfulness. One of them was "The Power of Now" by Eckhardt Tolle. I am not a fan of inspirational gurus of any kind and regard  books like "The Secret" as actually very harmful  since they guilt  readers into believing ...

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Some comments on "importannt art" and politics

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Changing the world one bad sunset painting at a time.
  Picture this: You see a portrait of a war veteran and it is clumsily  drawn, the colors feel flat and cold. The flag hangs like a kitchen rag and the pose is as uninspired as a yearbook's. It doesn't even resemble the subject. Now imagine a portrait of Do...

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Vancouver Blues...and Reds.
Community garden at sunset, watercolor Well. it's been a good five months already since I arrived in beautiful British Columbia. Yet another country to where our constant search for work has led us. No use pretending, it wasn't easy. Facebook might show us ...

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Vancouver Blues...and Reds.
Community garden at sunset, watercolor Well. it's been a good five months already since I arrived in beautiful British Columbia. Yet another country to where our constant search for work has led us. No use pretending, it wasn't easy. Facebook might show us ...

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Vancouver Blues...and Reds.
Well. it's been a good five months already since I arrived in beautiful British Columbia. Yet another country to where our constant search for work has led us. No use pretending, it wasn't easy. Facebook might show us as 'jet setters' and moving about with ...

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Picasso, the unprofessional. And why it wasn't such a bad idea.
It might come as a surprise that I
write about Picasso when I might be explaining how my recent move to Vancouver
went and what wonders of painterly inspiration I discovered in British
Columbia.  Well, that will have to wait till I am ABLE to get to
those p...

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