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Monthly Archives: December 2013
We got these hand painted miniatures during a visit to the artists’ workshop in Rajasthan, India. Each is about 2.5ins/6cm across. They rather remind me of the miniatures that were produced in the Elizabethan period in England.
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This is an acrylic by Peter Osborne. The view is from one of the windows of a house in Bourdiguet, Provence.
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It is a bit surprising how many of the pictures I am taking round the house involve light and shadow as major elements. This one is very simple but has an interesting pattern of (sun)light below and dark shadow above- … Continue reading
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Wood and Weave
The family who lived here before us were clearly fond of stripped wood (this was the 1970s) and I think probably did the work themselves. The house was mostly burnt down during a fire in in the 18th century; I guess stripping … Continue reading
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Supper on the way…
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This plate was made by a Swedish firm Hoganas Keramik, but we bought it in Denmark in the 1980s. It shows the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and reproduces an original from 1830, signed LR. If you happen to know … Continue reading
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This plate was made by the Royal Worcester company in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the death of William Morris. The design is (very loosely) based on a figure in his Orchard Tapestry. The tapestry itself is in the Victoria … Continue reading
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Wood and Metal 2
The old chest of drawers in our bedroom.
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