Sunday Morning

IMG_0004-XLIt was cool out there this morning but it’s OK because it’s warming.  This is if you call being in the 50’s warm.  It’s just another typical football Sunday weather day for an October day in central Minnesota.  It’s not quite fireplace weather yet.

My gummys are getting to be quite the little helpers whenever they’re around.  We did a little clean up by getting rid of some frosted plants and we finished cleaning up the garden.  Bags of yard waste were hauled to a central collection place and I’ll haul them out of here tomorrow afternoon.  Halloween stuff went out and was setup.  Yeh, we got quite a bit done and all of that fresh air helped wear them out for an afternoon nap.  Someone else took a short one too while they were sleeping.

Art Sunday #46: Willem Claeszoon Heda – Breakfast Table with Blackberry Pie

Willem_Clasz._Heda_-_Breakfast_Table_with_Blackberry_Pie_-_Google_Art_ProjectWillem Claeszoon Heda (December 14, 1593/1594 – c. 1680/1682) was a Dutch Golden Age artist from the city of Haarlem devoted exclusively to the painting of still lifes.  He is known for his innovation of the late breakfast genre of still life painting.

Heda’s final years saw the artist begin the transition from the late breakfast still-life paintings he helped create, to the pronk, or display, still-life pieces of Willem Kalf in Amsterdam.  His last known works were painted in 1664 (Private collection, The Hague) and 1665 (Museum del Monte, Brussels), and contained the warmer pallette of browns associated with Kalf’s pieces. Though he lived until the 1680s, Heda’s last known paintings we created in the 1660s. Heda died in Haarlem in 1680 or 1682.