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    May 2 to May 14 London vacation. We will be staying in the President Hotel, 56 - 60 Guildford Street, Russell Square, London, WC1N 1DB. Telephone : 020 7388 4443. Hope to see you all then.
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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.

     

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QM2 Watercolour Class

The watercolour class on our end-of year cruise was given by John A Komisar. John has a unique teaching method. His own watercolours can be seen on: web.me.com/jakart3113. I produced nothing of note, but John’s methods did give me the beginnings of a fresh style to think about and I will be experimenting with a more abstract form. The  following three sketches are class exercises done in the dimly lit hold that serves as the art studio. The last three are sketches made directly from the  seventh deck of the ship–not so easy a task as you may think; there is a constant breeze blowing up there and the 90 degree sun dries up your brush before you’ve got it half way to the paper!

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2 Responses

  1. The last picture looked like an early 19th century drawing of Nantucket. I think it is charming.

    • John and Ann. Thank you. I always look forward to your view. We still very much hope that we will be able to see you in NY shortly.

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