Boy, it's been a while since I've posted to the old blog. Still putting up little updates via Facebook/Twitter, though (because that's just easier ;-)
Just got back from Palm Springs about a week ago and there were treasures there (saving them for my next post!) But this past Saturday I took advantage of some museum entry discounts and went to the DeYoung Museum to check out the exhibit on JMW Turner.
Not only were the paintings simply amazing (I never knew he did so many watercolors--both as quick studies and as finished pieces) but I loved the way the curators displayed his work: lavish gilt frames (or even simple natural wooden frames) popped against dark navy or gray walls. It made the artwork look amazing! So those afraid of dark walls should take note--it can be done successfully!