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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.

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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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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