Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Sky and Water” an Impressionistic Original Oil Painting and Design Tip from Design Essence in Old Saybrook, Connecticut

“Sky and Water” matched with a cushion at Design Essence, Old Saybrook, Connecticut Hi all, We have another decorating/design tip from Jan Blonder, owner/designer of Design Essence, 100 Main St, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Dan has several of his art pieces … Continue reading

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“Ferns at Clucas Field”, an original oil painting, Lyman Allyn Musuem, and Lyme Art Association

Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, Connecticut Lyman Allyn Musuem, New London, Connecticut Hi all, We are very excited about this news-“Ferns at Clucas Field” ¬†was accepted into a juried show at Lyman Allyn Art Musuem, New London, Connecticut. This is … Continue reading

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“Lilies on the River I” an original oil painting and decorating tip from Design Essence, Old Saybrook, CT

Original Oil Painting “Lilies on the River” displayed and for sale at Design Essence, Main St., Old Saybrook, CT Hi all, Today I am going to discuss the inspiration for the painting “Lilies on the River”, and the placement of … Continue reading

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The Art History of Weir Farm in Wilton, Connecticut and “The Gate, Weir Farm”

Julian Alden Weir, an American Painter, (1852-1919) helped found The Ten American Painters. Two of his friends Childe Hassam and John Twachtman also were involved setting up this group. J. Alden Weir’s home (the farm) was a place that the … Continue reading

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Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and Meeting in Essex, CT at Valley Railroad

Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, Middletown, CT We are members of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, which is housed in Middletown, Connecticut and covers Middlesex County. This organization was founded in October of 1895 and has a membership of over 2,350, … Continue reading

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Oil Painting of “The Congregational Church, Old Lyme” and the Artist Reception at Lemon ‘n Lyme, Old Lyme, Ct

Hi all, We had such a great time at the Artist Reception for Dan at Lemon ‘n Lyme in Old Lyme, Connecticut. “Chef Bob” did the food and Fay played the harp-both were awesome. And of course, there was plenty … Continue reading

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“Reflections of Steamboat Dock, Essex” and Artisans Harbor in Old Saybrook, CT

“Reflections of Steamboat Dock, Essex’ Hi All, “Reflections of Steamboat Dock, Essex” is a popular, historic scene in Connecticut, and it is a subject that Dan has always wanted to paint. He was out on a boat with his brother … Continue reading

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“The Maggie P, Old Saybrook” and “Motif No. 1”

Subject for Motify No 1 “The Maggie P, Old Saybrook” Hi all, Interesting story to Dan’s painting “The Maggie P, Old Saybrook”. The “Maggie P”started out its’ life as a tugboat, and ended up in its current location in the … Continue reading

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“Roses on the Kitchen Table” and Lemon ‘n Lyme “Artist Reception for Daniel S. Dahlstrom”

Great gift ideas for Mother’s Day can be found at Lemon ‘n Lyme Artisan Gifts and Fine Art located in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Instead of giving real flowers for Mother’s Day, think about giving a painting such as “Roses on … Continue reading

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“June Flowers at Beavertail State Park” and How the Park Got Its’ Name

Hi All, Have you wondered how someplace, street or building got its’ name. Well, I pondered upon that question regarding Beavertail State Park located in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Dan and I ¬†thought what a strange name-probably not to a beaver-and … Continue reading

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