Paul Balmer. I especially love his painted cityscapes and landscapes. This 8 x 11 inch painting on matte board is my take on one of his cityscapes. His originals are quite large.
I like the exercise of trying to replicate others' work. Lots to learn there. Not to turn out copies, but to experiment with techniques as well as to see the world through other artists' vision and imagination.
Recently, I finished reading A Sudden Light, by Garth Stein. Really enjoyed that. He also wrote The Art of Racing in the Rain several years ago, another terrific book.
I also read A Murder in Tuscany, another of Christobel Kent's P.I. Sandro Cellini mysteries. Wish my library had more of them. I'm going to have to start requesting books via interlibrary loan.
Yesterday I read most of Rosamund Lupton's Sister, her debut novel. (I read Afterwards, her second novel, not long ago.) She's an amazing author, not to be missed. She has a third book out, currently unavailable from the local library.
Hope you have a wonderful week. xo