don't be sorry! Someone else has called me Clair ( without e). In fact, my whole name is Michèle Marie-Claire It's not important....( Caravaggio and Rubens have the first used the technic of "Clair-obscur", you know? Did you wtach " The Man with the Glove"?) I'm happy to have 'introduced" you to Marin Marie. He's the best, among all the " peintres de la mer" I know. I have personnaly met another one: André Hambourg, who died a few years ago. May be, you can meet him on Google? I don't know. My language is the French. It's not easy to me to tell in English what I have to. I'm frustrated. You see?
Your English is wonderful. No I did not see "The Man with the Glove." Marin Marie (I looked up) was a very clever, smart man. He did all the things he wanted in life - painter, inventing, boating, etc. Also looked up André Hambourg and he did some very beautiful paintings. Lucky you to have met him. Thank you again, Michele, for introducing me to these very creative, clever men
I'm pleased to hear that my "English" is wonderful..... Pleased too to have introduced you to my favourite "marine painters". I'm sure that you can learn a lot seeing these people's work frequently. Is Marin Marie totally unknown in USA? I myself have a predilection for Paul Sawyier, born in Kenyucky ( I believe) between 1910/1920. He could belong to the French Impressionnists! I'm sure that you have heard of him!? On e-Bay, a lot of his prints are now to be sold.
P-S / If you enter on Google: "Rubens .portaits" you 'll understand what has been called "clair obscur"!
I do understand now "clair obscur" -contrasts between light and dark. It's important to learn something every day - thank you And yes, I do know of Paul Sawyier who was actually born in state of Ohio but raised in Kentucky. I was also born in Ohio. Ohio is known as the Buckeye state because of all the Buckeye trees. Yes, he was a wonderful impressionist painter.
I will not be on dA that often this month due to the holidays so I want to wish you a wonderful, joyful holiday season