Monday, July 25, 2016

Painting with Light - Tate Britain

1839 photography invented
Robert Adamson
David Octavius Hill
Edinburgh

DH & Amelia Hill
Disruption Portrait 43-66
Epic

The Woodmans Daughter 1850-51
Millais
Tess of the D'Urbevilles
[ ] Send to Melvin

Holman Hunt - Nazareth 1855
Great idea capturing biblical views

Thomas Seddon - Jerusalem & valley of Jehoshaphat 1854/5
Captures life in the dry country

CH Clarke
Frank Dillon
1870s 
Cf Leightons Arab Hall

Henry Wallis
Chatterton 56

James Robertson
The death of chatterton
59

Rossetti
Beata Beatrix 64-70

John Parsons
Jane Morris posed by Rossetti 65

J Dudley  Johnston  - valley of the Dragon 1909
Romantic

Whistler - nocturne blue & gold old battersea bridge 72/5

Noc blue & silver cremorne lights
72
Japanese

Whistler
3 figs pink & grey *
68-78
Exquisite palette
Out of focus - vibration

Sargent
Carnation ...
85/6
Fantastical colours & lighting

Theodore Roussel
Reading girl
86/7
Modern 20s look

Fred Holland Day
The vision 1907
Composite - poetic

Rosetti
Proserpine
74

Jane Morris strong beauty

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

YHEE Corsica

Pinarello & Capu di Fora

Adventurous walk around Capu di Fora headland with N & D culminating in a sunset swim

Backgammon under the lighted night trees at the local creperie

Early run, meditation under the trees & swim routine

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

YHEE Corsica

Pinarello & Porto Vecchio

Swimming in natural pool on Cavu

Reading Eric Ambler between snoozes on the terrace

Walking around the Old Town of Porto Vecchio with U

Monday, July 11, 2016

Recent Happiness Experiment entries - Corsica

Saturday 9th July Ajaccio-Portovecchio

Watching the sunset en famille from a high winding road above the Corsican coast north of Bonifaccio

Eating a long-awaited dinner overlooking the port in SomethingwithaPriano

Driving through the interior from Ajaccio via Bonifaccio to Pinarello

Sunday 20th July Pinarello

Spontaneous swim after a jog

Swim with Una to the buoy with the old boys

Hearing that Andy Murray won Wimbledon in straight sets from a fellow Brit tourist in the absence of wifi

Goodbye my friend

Ruby
Woof
Woof Jnr & Gucci
Tommy
Tango

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Last day at Channel 4

Lunch with the Features team at Quirinale including kir royale, affogato and vino santo - Clem, Gill, Helen & Sophie

Sun-drenched taxi ride home

Visit from Hanna, Mathilda and Erling with a trip down to the Table du Marche.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Creative Accounting #399

Sing Street = School of Rock + The Commitments + Me Earl & The Dying Girl (or Son of Rambo)