Jennifer Carrasco is traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia, to participate in an invitational International 2016 Salon of Decorative Painters from May 16 to May 31. She will be hanging her Salon Painting in the Hall of Artists and also doing a demonstration painting there as well. It is a grand event of her painting career!

The trip will cost a lot of rubles! Help her out with a donation of $20 or more so she can pay off some of her credit cards when she returns! Thanks! (“Spasiba” in Russian)

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Inside Out • Flowers on the Window Sill

Light streaming in through a window. 

My mother's print of Vermeer's maid pouring light into a milk jug.

Pierre Bonnard's shimmers of sun and moonlight.

The cheerful shouts of Matisse bouquets on the windowsill. 

Effulgence on a bowl of fruit. 

Fruits of the Midi         by Auguste Renoir


The intimate glow of a lamp on a crumpled bed.

In the Bedroom by Peter Ilsted

And the blue windows of twilight.

Twilight Interior by George Clausen

  Light outside, dark inside, backlight , bright interiors and dark rectangles of windows holding back the  midnight. The cold light of winter landscape outside and a cheerful interior palette.

The Master Bed        Andrew Wyeth

Window in Sunlight by Anyon Dieffenbach

Robert Strong Woodwardby George Kersting, 1811

Come explore the light and shadow of your exteriors and interiors. The secret corners of a dark room and the spring sun shining through open windows into the chambers of your favorite memories.

As I noted in this drawing, "there is more to a city sky and a city room than meets the eye".  Big Bird, poodles, shopping bags and snakes.  What's on your window sill?


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