White Streets, Blue Skies, Blue Seas

Winifred Nicholson (British, 1893-1981) Water Pots
Archibald Knox, Kella Mill at Sulby on the Isle of Man. c1900
Anita Rée (1885-1933, German) Haus auf Fels House on Rock, 1921
‘A Morocco Street Scene’ (1880) John Singer Sargent
Arthur Getz New Yorker Cover 1969
‘Rye Harbour, East Sussex.’ (c1980) Fred Cuming
Agnes Cleve (1876-1951) View from Gullholmen
Winslow Homer, (1836-1910) Boston, Massachusetts, Road in Nassau (No.1 Nassau Street)
Georges Dorival (1879-1968) 1914 travel poster illustration for Hyères, a French town on the Mediterranean Coast
Fishing Nets by Joaquín Sorolla 1893
Everett Gee Jackson (American,1900-1995) Texas Bluebonnets c 1926
‘Villaescusa de Haro, La Mancha.’ (1954) Tristram Hillier (in Spain)
A retro postcard of Majocar
‘Vue de Cassis.’ (1925) Painter and critic, Roger Fry

Two artists who remind me of each other: Wayne Theibaud and Richard Diebenkorn.

Wayne Theibaud
Ingleside, 1963, Richard Diebenkorn

Header image: Albert Marquet (1875-1947) Bordeaux, France Landscape of Sidi-Bou-Said, 1923


On paper, things look fine. Sam Dennon recently inherited significant wealth from his uncle. As a respected architect, Sam spends his days thinking about the family needs and rich lives of his clients. But privately? Even his enduring love of amateur astronomy is on the wane. Sam has built a sustainable-architecture display home for himself but hasn’t yet moved into it, preferring to sleep in his cocoon of a campervan. Although they never announced it publicly, Sam’s wife and business partner ended their marriage years ago due to lack of intimacy, leaving Sam with the sense he is irreparably broken.

Now his beloved uncle has died. An intensifying fear manifests as health anxiety, with night terrors from a half-remembered early childhood event. To assuage the loneliness, Sam embarks on a Personal Happiness Project:

1. Get a pet dog

2. Find a friend. Just one. Not too intense.




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