Monday, May 4, 2009

Casa del Mar

Being in the beautiful 'handmade' home called Casa del Mar each Tuesday expanded my vision and stretched my world view.

The stucco home with clay tile roof, wrought iron balconies and brick terraces surrounding sat on a high point of land overlooking the Lake Erie horizon line.

'Mr.' would often take me on 'world tours' leading me from one exotic room to another offering me the opportunity to hold many of the museum quality objects of bronze, clay, glass, wood, cloisonne and fabric collected during his many journeys.

This India ink wash on Arches is 18x24 inches and was painted in 1980. This view from the lake side of the house shows the expansive North terrace room where we usually had our tea and conversations on the artist's life.

1 comment:

  1. Donna, i really am enjoying your memories about your life/art influences. I love the paintings; I can certainly see the Chagall-ness there, as well as a little Matisse, if I'm not mistaken. Chagall is a favorite of mine too, and I can also see his in your more recent work. Thank you for sharing these parts of your journey with us.
    Also, thanks for the lovely compliment about my photos.


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