Monday, April 16, 2012

200 Posts


My last posting, on painting with feathers, was No. 200 of this blog. I thought I'd mark the occasion by highlighting some of my own favorite postings, postings that you may have overlooked.


Thomas Jefferson's Tromp l'Oeil was a posting about an aesthetic problem that Thomas Jefferson faced as he was building Monticello, and how he cleverly solved it. See it here.


Pack Rat, The Grand Aquisitor was a posting about the actual animal and his quirky habits. He inspired me to do several paintings. See it here.

J. P. Morgan Meets the Duveens was a posting detailing how Morgan decided to test an art dealer, and how he got the surprise of his life! See it here.



George Washington's Left Eye was a posting about a little experiment I did on Gilbert Stuart portraits of George Washington. The computer allowed me to come to an interesting conclusion. See it here.


Lunch With Rosie the Riveter's Father was a posting about an interesting man who regaled me through many enjoyable lunch hours. See it here.

I hope you enjoy,
while I work on No. 202!
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12 comments:

  1. Hello Mark:
    Many congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone!!

    What of course makes your blog so significant is the way in which over the course of the 200 posts you have never failed to excite, interest and inform your readers. We have been delighted to have experienced many of these 200 posts and we look forward to the future with enthusiasm. Yours, Mark, is a unique and powerful voice within the Blogosphere and we feel richer for knowing of it.

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    1. Hello, Jane and Lance:

      One of the big rewards of blogging is in sharing ideas, experiences and personal passions with new friends like you! It's always a pleasure visiting with you.

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  2. Congratulations on your long streak of entertaining and informative posts. I had missed a couple of the ones you highlight here--I especially enjoyed the story of J. Howard Miller. I love his later-style work after his hands started shaking, which so well illustrates the idea that artistic vision and quality come from within, and are never just mechanical.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Hello, Parnassus - I'm glad you enjoyed J. Howard Miller (or Howard, as I knew him). It's always a strange feeling to see his Rosie image in graphic design books - like the history of posters that I recently thumbed through - because in all the time I knew him, Howard never mentioned it. Sometimes I wonder if he realized just how iconic the poster had become...

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  3. Congratulations Mark. Coming to your blog is always an adventure. An adventure I look forward to every time. ox, Gina

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    1. Thank you, Gina! I'll try to continue to live up to those words!!

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  4. Congratulations Mark! I love the Jefferson post. He was a true renaissance man. Your blog always offers something to spark my creative mind!

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    1. Hi, Theresa - Thanks for your kind words. I feel the same way about Jefferson, and I own many books on Monticello to prove it! I've always enjoyed that Jefferson's home was forever in transition. I have no doubt that today he would start all over and make it an environmentally green house in every respect.

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  5. Congratulations, Mark. I look forward to going back through these posts sometime soon.

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  6. Congratulations, Mark! I particularly enjoyed the Rat post and the J.P. Morgan post...hmmmm. I'm definitely going to have to backtrack and read some more when I have a moment or two or three. :)

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    1. Thanks, Yvette! And I see you've left comments on the individual postings, so I'll rejoin you there ...

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