Posts tagged: blue
Last week, I wrapped up my binge watch of HBO's light docudrama/comedy series "Julia", based on my beloved hero Julia Child. Her program, "The French Chef", basically invented food TV - to say nothing about breaking the gender barrier and the stereotype for leading ladies of the day. Read more
John Singer Sargent never fails to enchant, and his portrait of Lady Agnew - in her languid pose and all of her elegant assurance - was a triumph at its debut in 1893, and thus launched Sargent's meteoric career. Has there ever lived a better master of loose brushwork or the mixing of cerulean shades of blue than Sargent? But what may set him most apart is his mastery at capturing an expression which conveys the soul of the sitter.
I've been holding onto this idea for a love note for awhile, sort of like holding an ace of spades in your hand. Penny Ashford is a nature photographer, specializing in the light and movement of water, and she captures its nuanced beauty like nobody's business. Above is a detail from her "Splash Series". Can't you almost feel the sea spray hitting your brow?
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