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