Whistler's First Lesson: Manage Your Palette

If you cannot manage your palette, how are you going to manage your canvas?

“Harmony in Blue and Violet: Miss Finch” 1885

In Glasgow, Scotland, we visited the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery and discovered a treasure trove: The Whistler Collection. Upon James McNeill Whistler’s death in 1903 (b. 1834), […]

Detecting Clues in Paintings

We are excited to have Andrew McEwan’s post about William Kay Blacklock’s painting The Letter highlight our new “Guest Posts Salon.” With the probing eye of a detective and the perceptive eye of an historian, Andy uncovers amazing clues in this beautiful painting. Noticing and appreciating details makes life richer. Enjoy!

“The Letter” by […]

Observing the Observer

While visiting the Norton Simon Museum today I came upon a sculpture, which I immediately fell in love with, and I spent some time looking at it from all angles. I bent down to look at it from a lower angle. I walked around and looked at it closely and then from a few steps […]