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Paintings we like

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 12:20
Hazel -- says:

Punkdoc, bottom right hand corner. That brown area is shaped like a horse!

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 The buttress of the railway viaduct?   Never seen a horse there before  ... have only ever seen the buttress LOL

"...Haven't thought about Chaim Soutine in years, Dove - thanks for the reminder. And that is lovely. Must be gorgeous to see the texture of the real thing....

The paint is absolutely sumptuous LG 

And can't you just see that Rembrandt really appreciated the female body as it really is and not as folk nowadays think it ought to be? 

Paintings we like

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 11:17

Love that Freud too Pdoc, and of course Turner   also anything by Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Degas ... almost anything by Pissarro and Gauguin. I love the St Ives  artists, including, (in no particular order) Wilhelmina Graham, Patrick Heron, Alfred Wallis, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon and of course Sir Terry Frost who is an absolute star ... I once had the privilege of helping to hang an exhibition of his work .   I'm a huge Picasso fan too and have been immensely moved by the Rothko room in the Tate.  I could go on and on and on ............  most of Sonia Delaunay's work delights me and I'm currently interested in the work of the American painter  Dana Schutz who I knew when she attended Norwich School of Art when I was there.

As for a favourite painting ... I don't think I have one .. it changes from week to week ....... but for the past few years a painting that's made my heart sing every time I see it (and I see it often) is Chaim Soutine's La Dame en Bleue which is in the permanent collection at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts here at the UEA. 


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Posted: 11/12/2017 at 09:59

I think Lyn's childhood predates Edwina's salmonella warning ... although you wouldn't know from seeing her 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 09:35

I snuggled back under the duvet too. 

Second coffee has just arrived ...

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 07:57

Good luck Chicky!!! Keep safe and warm xx

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 07:23

Good morning all  G'day Pat  OHs mum plays in a big ukelele band ... they give concerts all over East Anglia ... she loves it and had made lots of friends. 

Its raining heavily here. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 23:08

Night night all.  Keep safe and warm. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 18:53

Roast chicken with roast potatoes and carrots all done in the domed roaster, plus Brussels sprouts and gravy ........ now to flollop on the sofa ......... OH is washing up ............. 

Bees and the Asian Hornet threat

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 17:11

and more identification tips here 

Last edited: 10 December 2017 17:13:05

Bees and the Asian Hornet threat

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 17:07

Asian hornet

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