|Frank the Turkey by Larissa Lindsay (2021)|
On our way home from Palm Springs in March 2020 we saw a couple of wild turkeys roaming around the parking lot of one of the hotels where we stayed in California. In most states it's illegal to keep wild animals in captivity as pets.
|The Turkeys at the Chateau de Rottembourg,|
Montgeron (1877), Claude Monet
I was surprised to find this painting of domesticated white turkeys by Impressionist Claude Monet. Although I had been to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris in May 2011, I don't recall seeing this painting there. It was one of four panels commissioned by Ernest Hoschedé, a department store magnate in Paris. Soon after, he lost his Impressionist collection to bankruptcy.
|The Magpie (1868-9), Monet|
Monet's Magpie is my favorite of his paintings. I blogged about it in my January 2021 post entitled Snow Scenes in Painting and Photography. The small subject of this painting is perched atop a fence amidst this dramatically beautiful snow scene.
|November First (1950), Andrew Wyeth|
In my search for other artwork of the Thanksgiving season, I happened upon this watercolor painting by Andrew Wyeth. It's representative of the time when most if not all of the leaves are gone and the weather is turning crisp and cold. You can almost feel the wind.
|The Potato Eaters (1885), Van Gogh|
|Freedom from Want (1942),|