Sunday, June 27, 2010

Keene, NH Antique Show

Set up at a small antique show sponsored by the Kiwanis in Keene, NH. They did a great job organizing the show; not much business there, but a nice weekend.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Eastern Maine Rail in Wiscasset

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The railroad runs excursions during the tourist season, from Brunswick to Rockland, with a stop in Wiscasset. The mid-20th century locomotive and passenger cars have a great retro look; you expect the Andrews Sisters to get off when the train stops.

I was out with the dogs, and had my camera handy; not used to using it for video, and someone was pulling on the leash a bit too hard at the end of this clip.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New computer

In addition to going back and forth to Maine, among other tasks, I have been going through the migration to a new computer. Not as bad a project as it might have been, finally am back on line.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Currier Gallery, Manchester New Hampshire



We had not been to the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, NH since their most recent expansion project. A watercolor show was about to end, so that was the impetus.
A fine small museum, with a collection focusing on American art, including decorative arts, the expansion has provided them with a new winter garden/cafe, and has allowed much of the art to be installed more effectively. One gallery has paintings hung in a "salon installation", in the manner of the nineteenth century. In the center of the gallery is "Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii" from 1863, by Randolph Rogers. While I am not that fond of sculpture, especially such sentimental pieces, I found it engaging (perhaps because of the installation).
Probably my favorite painting in the collection is "Carnation and Black , 1892, an oil on canvas by Joseph Rodefer DeCamp. The pose and coloring are so striking, that it feels contemporary more than one hundred years after it was painted.
Visit http://www.currier.org/ for more about this museum.