Friday, August 7, 2020


Picture this...
Lately I've been missing my old friends
back in Manhattan. Given Covid mania
nobody is going anywhere. So our only
alternative is to sit back, relax, and try
to recall all that's beyond reach. For me
that's art. Not only the expression of
an artist themselves but old reliable
friends who I've had link with most of
my life. Fortunately one can still see
them on-line. And while not quite the
same, they still inspire. If only I had the
cash to build my ultimate art collection.
What would I hang with if I could?!
My first selection would be
The Lake
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
For the moment we first met I've
loved this landscape at the Frick
Collection. It's pastoral beauty
calms my soul. Now if only I
find a way to bring it HOME!
I'm blessed to own this lovely
painting by dear "T's" father.
Wind Tunnel
Robert Baranet
Inspired by Corot this work
moves me in ways that I can't
describe. I love it every day!
Another old friend hangs at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
John Henry Twatchman
It's so modern however it was
created one hundred and thirty
years ago. Can't I take it home?

We already own several works
by this sheep rancher and Paris
trained artist from Grass Range,
Montana. But still want MORE!
Bill Stockton
Village in Winter

At the turn of the last century
this artist took photography to
intoxicating heights.
Heavy Roses
Edward Steichen
This is but one of his works
that I would love to be mine.
Do you take credit cards?!
While the above seem peaceful
and passive, I adore the brutal
brush strokes of Franz, not Patsy.
Franz Kline
The ultimate wake up call would
be to arise to this masterpiece
every morning. Rise and shine!

Some things never go out of style.
This massive painting captures 
three well bred siblings in all of 
their patrician glory. Proof that 
three are better than one, the 
elegance of Mr. Sargent's brush 
strokes are beyond masterful. If
If only  I could paint like that.
Given I can't, nothing would
make me happier than to having
a Sargent of my own at home.
If one is adding to their
collection then they must
be skillful at abstraction.
Number 14 1960
Mark Rothko
This painting has always
enthralled me. Thus it's a
fitting final choice to top
off my fantasy collection.
One that would require a
massive influx of CASH.
Yet the payoff would be
well worth the investment.