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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

  • theatre and Concerrts

    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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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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