Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rendering Rena as the High Priestess

The painting I did of Rena Christiansen was about 48 X 54 inches. She is on a hill covered by the golden grass of late summer. She is dressed in a deep blue robe with stars in it. Stars decorate … Continue reading

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Peace and The Grateful Dead

“Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, “What is Your name, that when Your words come to pass we may honor You?” And the Angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask My name, seeing … Continue reading

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Evelyn De Morgan

Evelyn De Morgan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Evelyn De Morgan Evelyn De Morgan (30 August 1855 – 2 May 1919) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter. Queen Eleanor & Fair Rosamund (1905), De Morgan Centre, London. She … Continue reading

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Death’s Lover

After attending the funeral of my childhood friend, Bill Arnold, I went into the basement of his father’s house on Athol Avenue in Oakland. There, Bill had built his art and writing studio that had one small window facing Lake … Continue reading

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The Immortal Rose of the World

In my blog ‘Rosamond Press’ I have immortalized Christine Rosamond Benton, and Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor – as well as Rena Christiansen! I did this by enjoining them to the Art World that has traditionally immortalized people since the Renaissance. It … Continue reading

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The Rose of the World Art Gallery

It is extremely rare that two women who bare the name Rosamond and Rosemond on their birth certificate would become big players in the Art World, along with family members. Christine Rosamond Benton, and Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, are distant cousins … Continue reading

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The Scream & The Argument

My favorite painting from the age of sixteen to twenty, was ‘The Scream’ that was recently auctioned for $119 million dollars, which is a record that leaves ‘The Mona Lisa’ and ‘The Men in Her Life’ in the dust. I … Continue reading

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Rosamonds by the Sea

Above is a photograph of my kindred on the beach at Ventura where the Rosamond family lived. I suspect my grandfather took this photo of his wife, his four children, the two sons of his murdered sister-in-law, Eutrophia, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Sam’s Anchor Cafe

My uncle, James Bigelow, owned the famous Sam’s Anchor Cafe in Tiberon. After sailing in the regattas, or just being seen in your yacht, folks of means would dock their boats in the cove below the huge wooden deck that … Continue reading

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Irene and the California Nereides

kTwo days after we met, Rena and I walked to a store located on 35th. Avenue in Oakland. This was a tough neighborhood, even back in July of 1970. When people saw Rena coming their way, they were spellbound. Rena … Continue reading

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