Tag Archive | painting

MILO ONE


Piles of milo You only have to know one thing; you can learn anything. It’s amazing what we don’t know, but comforting to know that there is so much we can still learn. Colorful milo grain lies in orderly piles on the Kansas plains, confounding the uninformed as to just what they are. Tiny beads […]

HOPPER, AN AMERICAN PAINTER


“NIGHTHAWKS” 1942 Edward Hopper’s paintings seem to be located in a twilight zone born in his own imagination. They depict a world no longer in a state of innocence, but has not yet reached a state of self-destruction. Hopper shows us a situation that no other American artist captured in quite this way. his spare, […]

LEARNING TO GET ALONG Kate’s Journal


Episode 19 Oakland By 1951 the patterns of our early married life were being formed, convivial, but hardly ever serene. Two diametrically opposed personalities frequently clashing. The trucking company had been sold, and Sam went to work at the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. where he was to remain for nearly 40 years. His expertise in […]

NAUGHTY & NICE Kate’s Journal


Episode 13 Highland Park, CA., 1943 All our lives are made up of periods of nice and not so nice. We may as well get used to it. I went to stay with Auntie and Uncle Phil in April, 1943 for the last couple of months of school. Probably not nice for any of us. […]

BAREFOOT HUMMINGBIRD


She lived a life that would have been considered outrageous even by today’s standards, but Beatrice Woods began her life in 1893 as a daughter of a wealthy, socially conscious family in San Francisco. Ultimately, it was her exposure to the arts that ruined her mother’s hopes for her in 1912, when Beatrice rejected plans […]

MOTHER LOVE


“Mother Love” stoneware sculpture 3ft.tall by kayti sweetland rasmussen What stronger bond is there than the love of a mother for her children? During my life of art, I have been privileged to paint or sculpt people, and some of the most rewarding have been mothers with their children. Wherever I have gone, I am […]

PUTTING LIGHT INTO THE DARK SPACES


Women painters were not always granted friendly acceptance by the male artistic community. In fact their efforts were often viewed as a curiosity. Artemisia Gemtileschi was a 15th century woman painter best known for her specialty of painting strong and suffering women. As it turned out, she had a good reason for doing so. Born […]