Portland Art Day

Off to Portland today on the Louis Bunce trail…and other artistic endeavors.  A beautiful sunny day at the end of spring…we visited a Portland collector to look at his Louis Bunce paintings that R might borrow for the 2017 show of Bunce’s work at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.  He has some real beauties and we had a fun hour…with me doing a little peeking at other things on the walls…

This big blue Bunce painting is new to him and looks wonderful in the house (what…no view of the whole thing?  egads…)

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…and then I turned around and found this terrific Fay Jones diptych…


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But back to Louis Bunce…a beauty from 1958…IMG_4169


…and he has some wonderful Clifford Gleason paintings on view that were a delight to see…

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…as R often says, “an art historian’s work is never done”…


…and not only does this guy collect art but he gardens too and sent us away with a bag of fresh radishes…



and then on to coffee…



Dayna Collins’ show at Guardino



and a happy hour G&T plus a bowl of Brussels sprouts and BBQ tofu at the Bye and Bye…YUMMY!


Home we go…long day which began with ukulele graduation…I borrowed the hat…




  1. the “big blue bunce” painting might have passes quickly by our eyes if we were not looking at the brushstrokes. your snippets allowed us to see moments bunce had with it, what he did, what happened as he went along. may your outings continue and may they remain fun adventures.

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