Have you ever heard the quote, "What others say about you says more about them than you"? I couldn't stop thinking about that quote as I walked through the current exhibition of Cézanne's Portraits at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.... Continue Reading →
When you visit DC, your "to do" list is long: Capitol, White House, Supreme Court. The Vietnam, Jefferson, and Lincoln Memorials. The Washington Monument. Seventeen Smithsonian museums. Not to mention the zoo. The Phillips Collection might not make your initial list, but... Continue Reading →
It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas. -- Paul Cezanne I've never had writer's block, but ever since my debut novel Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo has come out (and... Continue Reading →
My husband and I are cleaning out our condo -- getting rid of boxes and boxes of junk. (We did not read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up but still got the message: Only keep things that spark joy). As we've... Continue Reading →
Today is Earth Day! So here are just a few of my favorite nature-inspired paintings to help you celebrate--and encourage you to take care of our planet.