Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Russell by Lori Lipsky ~oil on canvas, Charles Peale (1741-1827) displayed at the Chazen Museum, Madison, WI Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Russell moved to Wisconsin from out East over a century ago, but find themselves still together and happy after all these years ************** Related Links: Chazen Museum of Art Flutter Poetry Journal
Monet’s Grainstacks in Bright Sunlight by Lori Lipsky Not far beyond his farmhouse door, not long beyond a summertime stood two stout haystacks in a field, built by human labors. Defined by light, by season, exposed to nature’s forces, pointed high, up to heaven from Giverny’s open spaces. With distinctive power, with modulated pallet, the artist extended life to haystacks, and offered future eyes consent to share his simple, country view. ********** Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road in Farmington, Connecticut houses Monet's Grainstacks in Bright Sunlight painting. photo credit: Hill-Stead Museum website.