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Simple Pleasures

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Bo Bartlett

It’s cold and yucky out, but our Fire Island house rental begins in exactly 10 weeks, and I’m dreaming of the wonderful adventures this summer will bring. So when I saw the art of Bo Bartlett, I was instantly captivated. They remind me a bit of the work of Kenton Nelson, only more candid-looking, and a little less stylized.

I am really drawn to their retro feel and the fresh, simple way he portrays his subjects. His paintings look to me like summer feels, and I love that about them. Are we there yet?

All images property of Bo Bartlett.

 

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “Simple Pleasures

  1. Gorgeous! Exactly what I needed on the first of March and we head into our snowiest month. (Are you X-ing out days on a big calendar?)

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  2. Beautiful work! It does say “Summer” Like scenes from Dirty Dancing days of sweet summer camp days.

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  3. This art makes me very happy, especially the first picture with the bicycle! I have a bicycle just like that one, only pink and it is called a beach comber.

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  4. They are all wonderful but I’m very drawn to the band on the boat, however I think my favorite is the bucket. Thanx. ~~dru~~

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  5. Those are frightful waves to be tackling in a rowboat and are those small icebergs in the background of the painting of the band in a boat? My favourite is the view out the window. I would have put the beach stone on the windowsill.

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  6. These are superb paintings. They remind me very much of the work of Winslow Homer.

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  7. I like how they are so relaxing to look at. Like sipping a cool drink on a summers day.

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