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About Tan

Hello bloggers! I am an artist, not a writer, but please enjoy my blog. We no longer own our lovely boat but we go often to Tortola to visit our friends, to look after their apartments and to spend fun time on their Edel Catamaran, Wildfire. I have just completed two Round the World voyages as Cunard's watercolour teacher on board Queen Mary (2016) and Queen Elizabeth (2017). Pete came along for the ride! See paintings and sketches, and read about our adventures here. Now we are back in our home/studio in Chagrin Falls, trying to reestablish a normal life.

Plein Air?

How quickly one loses momentum!  We have been back for ten days and I am only just beginning to pick up the pace again.  I am trying to put every wonderful element in each small painting. Stop that.  Economy is … Continue reading

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It’s a New Year !

Anna went back to work for a few days, and we moved down the coast to Capitola. We rode on borrowed bikes along the cliff tops looking for sea otters, and out on the old pier in this small seaside … Continue reading

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Let’s go to San Francisco!

The snow has come to Chagrin Falls so let us go to San Francisco, to stay in Anna’s cool big house by Golden Gate Park.  Her house mates have gone home to eagerly await the arrival of Santa. We have … Continue reading

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The Sunshine State

We found some cheap flights, and despite all we have heard, Frontier got us to Florida safely and on time.  It was not luxury travel. It was a popular flight, the crowd included at least six needy travelers with their … Continue reading

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Go sweat!

  I threw out a painting.  Yup. I don’t want it within sight. It is history!   I am searching for the reason for a failure.   I have been struggling with my materials.    I changed the gesso since I ran out … Continue reading

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Last days of October

It is getting harder to deny that winter is almost upon us! On a few past evenings the lower sun has cast paint- worthy shadows across Geauga’s meadows and but the last lingering leaves are not bright, and the geraniums’ … Continue reading

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Company and Cats

House guests!  I love them Work is suspended and we become tour guides.  We enjoyed some unusually mild weather and visited some favorite haunts and restaurants in Cleveland, Chautauqua and our hometown Chagrin falls.   Annegrete, from Germany, has had … Continue reading

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