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A Solid Afternoon of Life Drawing

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Wood Stork Colony, 16th Hole

I’m not a golfer, but some of my best friends are. Spring Island has a top-notch course, designed by Arnold Palmer, who, I hear, comes back to play from time to time. The greens are hemmed by pines, palms and marshlands. Alligators … Continue reading

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Front Porch Notes

I’m literally too lazy to get off the porch and onto the computer and am therefore doing this from my phone. It’s a fine spring evening here. No need to move except to reach for the wine glass now and … Continue reading

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Art of the Day: Still Life with Danish Pastry

Greetings from Seville, Spain, actually, from a biological field station south of there in Doñana National Park. Just trudged in from a long day in the field, but had, for starters: wild boars, griffon vultures, sardinian warblers and a pink flock of flamingoes. And right now some owl … Continue reading

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Sketch of the day: Paris au revoir

Our last day in Paris was spent in the Impressionism collection at the top floor of the Musee d’Orsay. Just walking through and seeing all the iconic works gave me gooseflesh: on the left, Manet’s picnic on the grass with … Continue reading

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Friday sketchbook: Musee d’Orsay, Paris

Amid the late 19th Century sculptures at the great Musee d’Orsay, a group of students sat drawing. From the marble figure of a young woman tenderly kissing the brow of a severed head (she was a Muse kissing inspiration into … Continue reading

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Sketches From Paris: A Pope’s Installation

At Notre Dame today, a bronze statue of Pope John Paul II was placed facing the Seine. I happened to pass by as it was being lowered by crane. Then it was swaddled in a green tarp. The unveiling is … Continue reading

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