What to do with leftover cranberry sauce It’s the morning after Thanksgiving. You had a great thanksgiving meal, and stuffed yourself with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable side dish of your choosing, some bread, pumpkin pie, and some side dishes like black olives, and cranberry sauce. The left overs have been put in the fridge, and you’re waking up wondering what to do with that little bit of leftover cranberry sauce. Yes you are. You’re wondering that. You could, of course, make some toast, or an english muffin, or bagel, and spread the cranberry sauce on it … Continued


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I was introduced to the art of Eyvind Earle when I started working for Robert Bane Editions, who had just signed Mr. Earle to a publishing contract. Earle had previously been represented by Hammer Galleries in New York, but really hadn’t taken off in a commercial sense, which led him to signing with Bane. It was a good move for both the artist and the publisher. And for me. While I had come to the publishing company because my favorite contemporary impressionist, Aldo Luongo, was published by Bane, I soon got a nickname among the other publishing reps in the … Continued

GENTLE WAVES by Peter Ellenshaw

A friend of mine has asked my help to sell GENTLE WAVES by Peter Ellenshaw, a painting that has been in his family since his father first bought it at the Manhatten Gallery in Pasadena, California in in 1964. That’s the provenance. Same family since 1964. The name of the painting is GENTLE WAVES, and the artist is the great Disney artist Peter Ellenshaw. The paintings dimensions are 36”w X 24”h. Framed dimensions 41 ¼ X 36 ¼ . Signed 1963 Original Seascape Oil on Canvas Offering Price $TBD Price is FOB Santa Barbara, CA; shipping, handling and insurance is … Continued

The First Snow Kansas by Erma Washburn

“The First Snow, Kansas” Oil painting 29 3/4” x 39 3/4” framed. Listed in Hughes. Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book “Artists in California, 1786-1940”. “Erma Faye Redfern Washburn (1904 – 1987) Erma Faye Redfern Washburn was active/lived in California, Kansas. Erma Washburn is known for painting.” The painting can be paid for via PayPal, or in cash. Offers considered. #winter #snow #landscape #Kansas “The First Snow, Kansas” by Erma Washburn. Oil painting, 29 3/4” x 39 3/4” framed. $1850.00. Feel free to make an offer.

3 Concepts About What Infinite Continuum Means

What does Infinite Continuum mean?     The name of this painting is INFINITE CONTINUUM. It’s an unframed original 48″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas painting. For me, this painting is about new beginnings, new horizons, and new possibilities. What does this painting mean to you?   There seems to be several theories, or interpretations, for what Infinite Continuum means. In my basic research for this post I found three that are mentioned, or alluded to. I’m sure that there are infinitely more.   George Cantor’s theory.   One theory for what infinite continuum means has to do with 19th century … Continued

Children Playing in the Snow

Children Playing in the Snow This is a late Mid century painting of children Playing in the Snow, signed Simon. It’s a rather large painting (30″ x 42″, and I think it was probably created in the late 60’s, early 70’s. I think it captures the memory and the charm of time spent with brothers and sisters, and neighborhood friends, sledding, building snowmen, having snowball fights, and just having fun playing in the snow in winter. Wonderful Christmas memory, too. Children Playing in the Snow, 30″ x 42″ Acrylic on Canvas painting, signed Simon $550.00

Farmers Home Winter Mid Century Vintage Painting

FARMERS HOME WINTER (After) Mid century vintage painting after Durrie’s Farmers Home Winter This is an untitled mid 20th century painting signed EADIE, after George Henry Durrie’s 19th century painting used in Currier & Ives calendars in the 1800’s, titled FARMERS HOME WINTER. George Henry Durrie also painted Farmer’s Home Spring, Summer, and Fall. This is a very well executed mid 20th century artistic tribute, signed EADIE, to 19th century painter George Henry Durrie. 19 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ framed oil on canvas painting. $15000.00

Qing Dynasty Cranes

 Qing Dynasty Cranes 19th century  Here’s a 19th century painting of Qing Dynasty Cranes that I came across several years ago. I was told it was Qing Dynasty by someone at one of the leading auction houses, but that’s about all I learned at that time, since they were in New York, and I was near San Diego. I’m in Portland, Oregon now. What I would like to know is what the red markings represent, and who it might be by, as well as when it may have been created. As you can see from the custom frame, with corners … Continued

A Winter Present

When Winter winds blow cold and chill And Winter nights seem calm and still There’s still a lot of work to do To keep the homestead warm The fire must stay alit and hot Like cocoa warming in the pot To keep our loved ones inside safe Around the fires glow Underneath the Winter sky With lakes below and mountains high The trees of Winter proudly stand Like guardians in the snow The creeks are cold. The ground is too The trees are bare, except a few. But, still and all, I like the scenes That Winter brings each year. Of … Continued

Is autumn this fall?

Hot September   It’s September as I’m writing this. Hot September. 110 degrees hot, in the shade, September, where I live in Southwest Riverside county, in Southern California. But it’s a dry heat, as if that makes it any less hot. However, if you’ve traveled to Florida, or Hawaii, in the summer, when it’s both hot and humid at the same time, and your shirt is drenching with sweat the moment that you step out of an air-conditioned car, or building, you know that there is a difference between dry heat, and tropical heat. Dry heat just feels like the … Continued

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