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Winter with Edward Willis Redfield

Monday, December 18, 2023 | Karl Cole

Showing this painting at the beginning of winter is wishful thinking in New England, as we are probably not going to see snow in any great amounts before the end of the year. But the beginning of wint ...

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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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June Birthday Boy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Karl Cole

John Constable’s birthday is June 11th, and I never miss an excuse to feature a brilliant landscape painter who has inspired my own painting. But, instead of featuring The Hay Wain, which is in ...

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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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A Nice Summer Landscape for Fall

Monday, September 19, 2011 | Karl Cole

A friend of mine just framed a painting that I did en plein air (out of doors) as a birthday present. It inspired me to present to you a work that you may not have seen by one of my favorite Impr ...

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The King of Impressionism

Monday, January 12, 2009 | Karl Cole

Among my heroes in the history of art, Claude Monet has to be right near the top. Of all of the Impressionists, Monet’s work, especially his late paintings, has had the most impact on my own lan ...

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