Saturday, February 20, 2010


Yesterday we took a trip up to Yale to speak with Helen A. Cooper about Thomas Eakins' "John Biglin in a Single Scull".  Today we're going to Philadelphia to shoot the location (more on that tomorrow).

Not only was she gracious and well informed -a great interview -Yale allowed us full access to the original work.

(above: detail through magnifying lens)

Watercolors, all "works on paper", are kept under strict conditions since they can't be restored.

I was also privileged to an upclose and personal view of four Winslow Homers -all four very different uses of watercolor -and some Hoppers.

(above: cameraman Ben Shapiro admires the painting with Helen Cooper)

Days like this remind you how lucky life can be.

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