Wandering Thoughts. Francis Davis (Frank) Millet (American, 1846-1912). Oil on canvas. Millet’s paintings are full of whimsy- with great titles like “Wandering Thoughts”- of a lady in church who is not thinking about the sermon, “The Love Letter”, “Caught Between Two Fires”- a clergyman who is caught between two ladies in hot pursuit, and his lovely wife, Lily Merrill was one of his models. Millet was an easel painter, always used a model, and frequently used props from his homes.
A Good Smoke. François Martin-Kavel (French, Academic, 1861-1931). Martin-Kavel, a painter of figures, nudes, landscapes, still lifes and flowers, was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he was a Member and was awarded a medal for his work in 1881.
Serafina, Torquay, (1952). Peter Samuelson (1912-1996). Oil on board. Delay in recognition of Samuelson is due to his reluctance to show his work in galleries, with little interest in the financial aspect. His canvases show a calm tenderness and a certain nostalgia or sadness.
Echoed in the words of ACIM - "The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim..at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance." #katherinetowen Click through for a prayer of thanks for God's Love.