Charlotte Bowyer Writer “His Frozen Fingertips”

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 Arnoia, Spain, where the author edited her novel. On her website–charlottebowyerwriter.com—Charlotte Bowyer quotes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, Cannot be killed or swept aside.’ Miranda read his sonnet, from which these lines are taken, as he accepted the first of […]

Joseph Raffael “Moving Toward the Light” Words

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Lanie Goodman Betsy Dillard Stroud David Pagel In a conversation with Lanie Goodman, Joseph Raffael described his way of working on the large paintings for which he is known: “I find a place . . . that interests me–it might be a color, or an expanse or a very complex area that may end up […]

Joseph Raffael “Moving Toward the Light” Reflections

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(Moving Toward the Light II watercolor on paper, 87 1/2″ x 49″ 2015)   The description of Moving Toward the Light on Joseph Raffael’s website reads in part: “A major new book on the artist covering the past 17 years of his life and work in the South of France. Reproducing 88 works in rich […]

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty . . .”

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Joseph Raffael (Haiku Fish, Color Lithograph) The lithograph, “Haiku Fish,” featured on this blog hangs now in my son’s home. It was a gift to me, many years ago, from the artist. It is Friday the 3rd of February 2017, just past 1:00, and I am home from some time with good friends, looking at […]

The Morning After: A Story of Love and Sorrow and Hope

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            Thursday 19 January 2017 In one of my now fairly infrequent romps through Facebook, I saw this photograph of our president.  It now looks out at me from my computer’s desktop.  It is an image that fills me with both joy and deep sadness.  It is an image whose […]

Portrait + + Grace Harwood “I am a voice”

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The painting featured at the top of this blog is 36″ x 48″, acrylic on white duck canvas. It is the second in the collection of  three paintings that Grace Harwood calls “The Hiroshima Series.” The image arrived last week in an email in which Grace explained,  “I’m attaching the Hiroshima painting that I would rather you […]