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.

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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Now we are two!!

  We are bubbly, bright and decidedly delightful rescue cats, but like all infants we get overtired and need occasional time out in a room of our own.  Foxie spends valuable time studying wildlife from the safety of the garden room. He has … Continue reading

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Pickle….

I have a new studio assistant. She is a two month old rescue kitten with more energy than all of us!  Her name is, of course, Pickle.  She spends waking moments chasing string, or paper balls, doing aerial flips, bewitched … Continue reading

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Pickleball is addictive!

Pickleball is easy to learn, and hard to play well.  Buy a paddle and a whiffle ball, play indoors or out and get beaten by crafty shots from your Grandmother.  The court is small so you can talk to your … Continue reading

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Weather Watchers!

It is hard to maintain one a day paintings and still have friends,  exercise, eat, a job, spouse, a tidy yard and a clean house.  It is even more challenging when you add a full kitchen remodel.  Since we cannot … Continue reading

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