Dreaming of Venice

Scene of Katharine Hepburn in Summertime

Cafe Florian- Italy's oldest cafe Photo: Federico Cedrone

Photo by Dave Yoder

Art Book: John Singer Sargent: Sargent's Venice

Art Book: Whistler's Venice

Francesco's Venice- Documentary  Part 1 of 6 

Garden Hideaways


The Portrait Miniature

Enamel portrait miniatures by Henry Bons in the Drawing Room
at Kingston Lacy. James Mortimer
source: ntreasurehunt.wordpress

Rosalba Carriera was a Venetian Rococo painter. In her younger years she specialized in portrait miniatures. See the video of some of her paintings.

To view more portrait miniatures and read the history of the portrait miniature 
visit the website below:


paintings inspired by the sea...

Artist: Frank Benson

Artist: Sebastian Stoskopff

Artist: Balthausar van der Ast

Artist: Alexandre-Isidore Leroy de Barde

Artist: William Bouguereau

Sunset in NY

instagram from my i phone

A winter scene in New York at dusk along the Hudson River above the Palisades which, as you can see, has a fantastic view of the city skyline. 


holiday windows in ny

The enchanting windows of Bergdorf Goodman

 Henri Bendel's windows..

Wishing you a joyous holiday season
and a very happy new year!


artist's studio

Randall Lake is an artist who resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. His work possesses both intrigue and vitality through his bold brushwork, vibrant palette and uniquely varied compositions.  

His paintings of interiors I particularly enjoy. They are intimate glimpses of tapestry woven layers of the past and present. 

Recently, I came across these images of his studio which he shares on his website. To see his work, see the link at the bottom of the post. 

Below, are images of his studio

To see more of his work, visit him at his website: Randall Lake


an artist's home in Belgium

photography: Claudio Tajoli

 Yves Bosquet is an artist who resides just outside of Brussels in Waterloo with his wife on a centuries old  farm where he has lived and worked since 1961. To see more of his home please visit AT CASA