Returned to Santa Barbara this week for an anniversary celebration redux. No emergencies this time, just pleasure.
The blurry photo below is of three ladies discussing John Singer Sargent's Perseus at Night. I hung around and overheard that William Merritt Chase painted his canvases black before beginning a portrait. Is that true? His paintings are to the extreme left and right.
The SBMA is also exhibiting a collection of children's book illustrations that I found very interesting. Below are two examples.
Illustration by Barry Moser for A Ring of Tricksters
Illustration by Paul O. Zelinsky for Rumplelstiltskin
I'm off to Oregon for a week. Be good.