Sunset Tales, oil, 10x10 (25x25 cm.) WINNER! Today it won Honorable Mention at the North County Society of Fine Arts, Poway, California.

Today I'll highlight a book I read last year: "Degas by Himself", edited by Richard Kendall. Apparently, Degas loved to talk about art, but could not stand others talking about it. He had developed a violent dictate for art critics. He also had a great reputation as a wit and conversationalist, exchanging an interesting dialogue with Oscar Wilde. Degas once wrote: "How moving friendship is, in its mystery and diversity!"