What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Simple Joys of Summer



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 “The Simple Joys of Summer

  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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