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Never Thought About This

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

Landscape painters who are smart do studies of subjects such as clouds. I, on the other hand, just worked hours on a landscape last weekend using nothing but my reminiscences of how clouds look to pai ...

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Painting or Print?

Monday, August 10, 2015 | Karl Cole

Yes, Sunset (California Scenery) is a print. But, what a print! I will admit, before I learned a little bit about art when in college, I would have seen such a chromolithograph in an antique shop and ...

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A Roesen is still a Roesen by any other name

Monday, August 4, 2014 | Karl Cole

I’m a big fan of artists, especially American artists, who may not be household names like Homer, Peale, or Eakins, but who nonetheless had an impact on art during their careers. There is such a ...

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Autumn

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Karl Cole

Being a painter who loves to paint landscapes, my inclination when summer turns into fall is to show a painting, naturally. And, in my mind, no artists captured Autumn better than the artists of the H ...

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Vacation

Monday, July 29, 2013 | Karl Cole

Since vacation is on everyone’s mind now that summer is in full swing, let’s just look at works of art that spout vacation, special day off, or festival. And, yes, this can be an art histo ...

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Nostalgia

Monday, July 15, 2013 | Karl Cole

I read in the New York Times that up until 1999 “nostalgia” was considered a mental illness. Well, you could have knocked me for a loop with that one. One usually gets warm fuzzies from be ...

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101st Anniversary of Sinking of the Titanic

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Karl Cole

The 15th of April was the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. In order not to dwell on that morbid subject (but to relate it to art) I’m showing you all one of a series of paintings ...

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African American Month 2012 IV

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Karl Cole

In recent weeks, we have explored African American artists who were self-taught, and one who is contemporary and explores the background of black people in American culture. This week we will explore ...

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