Make sure you check out the sale at Marsha Neal Studio's Etsy Shop for lots of beautiful porcelain components. See Marsha's blog for more details.
And the reason for my baaadd pun... a new month, a new challenge: the Art Bead Scene August Monthly Challenge will be inspired by this Winslow Homer painting:
|Fishing Boats, Key West, 1903 by Winslow Homer|
Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper
Seeing Homer's name brought back memories of the print (below) displayed in my grandfather's home during my childhood. "Pépère" had been a fisherman back in the day, and whether this painting was a gift or something he chose himself, I'm sure he felt kinship for the hard-working pair struggling to bring their catch into the tiny dory. Learning the artist's name as a young girl just learning to speak English, I often reversed his names and he became "Homer Winslow". That still brings a wry smile of remembrance.
|The Herring Net, 1885, oil|