Saladino Style and Guiding Principle

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In understanding the power of shape and form, the seventeenth century Dutch painter Vermeer is a model for me.  He placed people and furnishings, windows and architecture, in the foreground of his canvases with […]

Design Daily – still life drama

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Luis Meléndez at LACMA

Master of the Spanish Still Life PRESS RELEASE Los Angeles—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life, the first U.S. exhibition in twenty-five years of eighteenth-century Spanish painter Luis Meléndez (1715-1780). Meléndez is now recognized not only as one of the greatest Spanish painters of the […]

Wind and Water

.. Feng Shui –Literally translated as “wind and water”– is perhaps most easily explained as Chinese Geomancy or the “Art of Placement.”  Feng Shui predates Confucianism and Taoism and has been practiced for over three thousand years.  The I Ching (“Book of Changes”) defines the practice as a guide to acting with integrity, respecting the earth and […]