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Van Gogh's starry night

January 14, 2016
ĽAdelaide

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Reminders at 3AM

  Paintings by Leonora Carrington This post is in it’s 29th revision. Ridiculous but either that or silence, I suppose. Here the wind is howling, rattling windows, as if to come in for a cup of tea while ripping at the tin of the barn roof. Pondering paths ahead, probably an unwise idea. The many […]

Screech Owl

November 4, 2015
ĽAdelaide

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I Have an Excuse. And Nutella.

While I doubt many are paying attention to my comings and goings here, I’m compelled to explain my truancy from the blogoverse. It’s rather obvious given this lovely photo, don’t you think? In the middle of the night, I was off to the kitchen for a SMALL cup of pudding with Nutella [it doesn’t help […]

Claude Renoir, youngest son as child

July 13, 2014
ĽAdelaide

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French Impressionist Painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir ~ Short Film in Studio

renoir arthritis+paintingFrench impressionist painter Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) painted despite partial paralysis and cruel rheumatoid arthritis until the end of his life. Painting with his brushes taped to his crippled hand, especially moves me. To the end of his life, Renoir’s three sons helped their ill father, who was wheelchair-bound later in life. His children often helped him in his painting, posing for him from the time they were small and later as he grew more disabled, binding his brush to his arthritic hand and with his paints, brushes and palette. Renoir’s wife passed away a few years before his death.

From an NPR interview linked here…