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May Is Flying By

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Karl Cole

May can quite often be a rainy month in New England, and let’s face it, during this quarantine I get a little “showery” every now and then. My remedy is to look at beautiful landscap ...

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Lilla Cabot Perry

Monday, January 13, 2020 | Karl Cole

Let’s make this the week of Lilla Cabot Perry for her birthday on January 13th! Like many women Impressionists in the early 1900s (such as Helen Hamilton and Harriet Lumis, both of whom I have d ...

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Earth Appreciation Month

Friday, April 26, 2019 | Karl Cole

What better way to celebrate Earth Month than to show you paintings by an American Impressionist who celebrated the beauty of nature through COLOR. To be totally honest, I had never heard of Enneking ...

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A Nice Winter Treat

Monday, January 7, 2019 | Karl Cole

And, by “nice treat,” I don’t mean the sight of snow. As an art historian, I really like to stop and look into artists I’ve previously never thought a lot about. Charles S. Kae ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month III

Monday, August 14, 2017 | Karl Cole

My series about August as “American Artist Appreciation Month” continues. Here’s some art on the subject of “fish.”  ...

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Beauty Attack

Friday, May 5, 2017 | Karl Cole

I must say, one of the things that keeps me young (in spirit, of course) is the constant beauty attacks I experience at work while looking at art from all over the world and every conceivable time per ...

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First Snow Response

Monday, December 19, 2016 | Karl Cole

In the last week we had our first measurable snow in Massachusetts. I’m totally the kind of dork who’s all “it’s so pretty to walk around when it’s snowing.” And si ...

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Sargent's Watercolors

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Karl Cole

I get to see so many great works of art by artists I truly admire, that I like to share them with as many folks as I can. As I’ve probably already blah-blahed, I’m a big fan of the waterco ...

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World Watercolor Month

Friday, July 8, 2016 | Karl Cole

July is World Watercolor Month. I’m always happy to celebrate a medium in which I am really not terribly good. I have a feeling it’s because I’m an impatient Virgo who can’t st ...

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It's Here -- Really

Monday, March 30, 2015 | Karl Cole

Spring really is here, although it may not yet look like it outside (it’s actually snowing right now!). How about experiencing it on the inside with these two phenomenally beautiful little ...

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5 Days and Counting

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Karl Cole

Here is a gorgeous little John Singer Sargent work to stoke your Spring Fever. You know, I never come across a Sargent watercolor I don’t like. Just looking at this beautiful work makes me feel ...

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Survey No. 11: Unknown Impressionists

Monday, January 26, 2015 | Karl Cole

Art in the 1800s brought us the terms Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism, covered in my New Slant on Art History. The second half of the century saw a major shift in how artists used art to portr ...

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American Artist Supports American Art

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Karl Cole

I guess it doesn’t need to be said, that, in the history of art, there are many artists who just don’t get massive exposure. Although they might often be lauded in their day, their works d ...

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Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 24, 2012 | Karl Cole

I’m not big into the whole commercial Christmas thing, but I am into Christmas trees. In the spirit of that, I offer you one of my favorite paintings of trees. Granted, it’s not loaded wit ...

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An Olympics Ode

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Karl Cole

Because I was just amazed by a recent showing of fencing at the London Olympics, I decided to dedicate this post to the 2012 Olympics, and feature a painting of a sport that is played in the Summer Ol ...

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Thankful for American Impressionism

Monday, November 28, 2011 | Karl Cole

Wrapping up my Thanksgiving period blogs is a big Thank You for the painting movement called American Impressionism. When I think of movements that have influenced my own painting, American Impression ...

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