Albert Collins, Artist and Actor
2 June 2023 | 1:18 pm

 Albert Collins (1883-1956) was an Australian painter who worked in watercolor.

He taught at Redlands School in Cremorne, where his design course was popular.

He was also a radio actor, known for playing the character of "Joe" of the Children's Session in the long-running serial "The Wide-awake Bunyip," which later was called the "Muddle-Headed Wombat."
Albert Collins on Wikipedia

Why Rembrandt Declared Bankruptcy
1 June 2023 | 9:59 pm

Despite charging high prices for his portraits, Rembrandt van Rijn was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1656.
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self Portrait, 1658

Part of the problem was that he often failed to receive payment, which contributed to his financial troubles.

But he lost his fortune primarily by spending too much on rare and costly things, including musical instruments, weapons, paintings (including his own), prints, animal specimens, shells, corals, and plaster busts.

Two Tugs Dockside
31 May 2023 | 7:17 am

Two hardworking tugboats wait at dockside in this small oil study.

Two Tugs, oil on panel, 6 x 8 inches, plein-air

One is still running its engine, judging from the puff of smoke. Hazy sunshine comes in from the left, allowing me to lose the edges in the lower right of the picture. The pinkish priming color peeks through in a few places, but the rest is mostly gray. 

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