Sunday, March 10, 2013

Why We Buy Non-Glare --- Day 2/64

Walk: Sundance Kabuki Film Club (Renoir), Tiburon, Palace of the Legion of Honor
Distance: 3 miles

Lots of visuals today between an artsy, independent film on Renoir (my opinion: slightly informative, slow moving, so-so), art lecture/follow up discussion on Renoir by Stanford professor, and a friend's art opening.  My friend is a good watercolor artist noted for his thoughtful, mood evoking paintings of landscapes, water related pleasures and objects of interest. And the show was very pleasant viewing.  I didn't notice until I tried to capture some of the paintings with my iPhone camera that the show was also an object lesson on why those of us with lots of windows need must buy non-glare glass.

Don't hold back.  If you remember the days when non-glare was purple-grayish with visible lines and sucked the life out of the art, not to worry.  Those days are long gone, and non-glare is clear as a bell.

All that said, I want to thank my friend for his thoughtfulness in framing his work. Framing adds presence to the piece and probably increases saleability. But it is also a significant expense for the artist and a difficult economic decision to make before a show.

Here's a link to my friend's site if you would like to view more clearly.  Very lovely.  Worth the internet trip just to experience the serenity of Point Reyes.

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