Good dark and early morning from chilly Kingston, Ontario. It's -10C - at last! - going from -11C overnight to -8C during the day, again with chances if flurries (but nothing yet).
Two more winter scenes, and a story. The first is from our last art auction. It's another Laurentian scene, by T. Arliss. The other is the end of a storm in the Napanee area near here, by Manly MacDonald (1889 - 1971). Manly is a well-known painter who lived in the Napanee area and in Toronto where he taught at the Ontario College of Art. There's a lot going on that the photo of the painting can't capture. While his paintings cost lots of money, we got this at auction for only a hundred bucks in '03. The ad in the paper said there'd be a Manly painting. We got there late and I looked at what art was left, figured this was the one (no signature), and we bid and won. Back home I checked on the auctioneer's Web site and found that it wasn't the advertised Manly, which sold before we arrived. Oh, well. Fast forward to '17 and I'd bought the Manly bio book. I was looking at the colour plates and saw an uncanny resemblance in technique, and in the handwriting on the back. So I took it to the author and my suspicions were confirmed. "If I didn't think it was a Manly MacDonald, I'd have told you right away." Had it been signed, it, too, would have been sold before we got there. It's not the best Manly, by far, but we got more than our money's worth. That strip of red sky makes the painting, plus it's reflected in the snow (you need to see the painting itself to make out some details). At that auction where we got the Arliss, a Manly this size went for $5k, and a larger one for 15.
Here's hoping someone can take the next week's posts - I think I'll take the week off.
Have a great day!
Edited by - Paul R on 01/23/2021 00:01:15
Good morning from the shore of Lake Michigan. It is starting to feel like winter. Wind chill about 8F. Have a great day everyone.
Have a super Saturday everyone
Good Morning from clear and cold (+1f) northeast Wisconsin. At least the wind has laid down so wind chill is not too bad. 4" of snow forecast for tomorrow. A good way to welcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Frozen Tundra.
Have a good day, keep safe and warm.
Good Morning from bright snowy Central Ontario.
Have a great day
A little sun peekin thru , very windy & cold here in upstate NY . Some French Toast comin up , coffee , then workin on the 57 Belair & tendin the wood stove .
Good morning from blue skies and high hopes.
Good morning from sunny and cold but warm in our hearts.
In theory, was -15C at sunrise. The S wind is blowing a glitter of snow flakes off my roof.
I'm imagining a wonderful day.
I have eaten enough out of my fridge freezer that there was space last night to make ice cubes again! This "good food" thing has gone too far.
Last week we had a real bonus of good weather. 50*F and a good deal of sunlight. Today we woke up to rain and 3 degrees above freezing ...yuccch ! A few more days of the same is on its way.
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