Sunday Morning


I’m not motivated yet.  I know I have to get clean and sparkley and head out to my store of dreams so I can continue working on my urban farm.  But it’s so much easier to sit here and sip on my coffee and listen to some tunes versus getting busy.  Big Boy must agree with that kind of logic.  He looks at me like “Dude, relax.  It’s Sunday.  Take a breath.

Art Sunday #69: Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Luncheon of the Boating Party


Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880–1881, French: Le déjeuner des canotiers) is a painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Included in the Seventh Impressionist Exhibition in 1882, it was identified as the best painting in the show by three critics.  It was purchased from the artist by the dealer-patron Paul Durand-Ruel and bought in 1923 (for $125,000) from his son by Duncan Phillips.  It is now in The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. It shows a richness of form, a fluidity of brush stroke, and a flickering light.