Author Archives: Tan

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.

March…..

Plenty of famous artists were crazy about cats………Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pierre Bonnard, Louis Wain, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and on and on.  Studies confirm that they lower our blood pressure and release dopamine and serotonin, … Continue reading

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This has been one of the worst flu seasons in decades.  Any social activity is a gamble.   We have reached the age that we are considered high risk.  It’s defense is not total, but we both had the recommended flu … Continue reading

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Let’s go sailing….

Outside my studio it is well below freezing and I see fifty shades of grey. I prefer days like this….. Or even this……  

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Frames make a difference!

When I sell you a painting I am never sure how to frame it, so I am very happy when you decide to choose your own frame.  More likely than not you already have a measured wall space, painted a … Continue reading

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Commission an artwork?

It is a perfect time to stay inside and work. We have 10 inches of snow, more arriving daily, and so many friends out with flu, you can’t be too fastidious.  Even Pete has upped his game in the cleanliness … Continue reading

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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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