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  • Paint exterior wood siding

    Paint exterior wood siding
    A coat of paint on wood siding provides a protective coating on the surface, but for strict aesthetics, the paint can transform an ordinary house into one that stops traffic. Any professional painter will tell you the devil is in the details, and the best...
  • Let's start the new year with a toast to toasters

    Q: This toaster has been in the family for several generations. It's a Universal model, still functional, with original cloth covered cord. Do you know anyone interested in buying it? A: We've said it here before: We do not broker sales. This column is...
  • When value, ID are elusive, consult a professional appraiser

    Q: My original ink and watercolor art is signed Ruthven Todd and numbered 26/70. There is a poem by Todd on the sketch. The Library of Congress has copy 4/70. I know this is an important piece. Should it be in a museum? How should I sell it? I need help....
  • Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant

    Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant
    Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss." Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
  • A Governor's Portrait: Let's Picture A New Scenario

    A Governor's Portrait: Let's Picture A New Scenario
    The unveiling Wednesday of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell's official portrait in the state library is a reminder that a regular protocol needs to be established for paying for this legacy going forward. Two years ago, we were among those wondering why the...
  • Baltimore native, artist husband sowed seeds for historic Virginia estate

    Baltimore native, artist husband sowed seeds for historic Virginia estate
    Visitors celebrating Virginia's 80th Historic Garden Week at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont might not immediately see a connection to Baltimore. The American painter, known for his portraiture, hailed from Detroit. His home, recognized...
  • Father Maur van Doorslaer dies at 87; famed for folksy plaques

    Father Maur van Doorslaer dies at 87; famed for folksy plaques
    Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life. For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
  • Mount Dora showcasing Florida Highwaymen paintings

    More than six of the primary self-taught Florida Highwaymen artists, known for their stylistic Florida landscape paintings, will be in Mount Dora this weekend for the 11th Highwaymen Art Show, Sale and Benefit. The event is at the Donnelly Park...
  • It's Rembrandt's birthday; Google Doodle spotlights artist's self-portrait

    It's Rembrandt's birthday; Google Doodle spotlights artist's self-portrait
    Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this day in 1606 in Leiden in what is now the Netherlands. A prolific artist, he created many self-portraits during his career -- one of which serves as the inspiration for Monday's Google Doodle birthday...
  • U.K. is trying to thwart Getty's $25-million Rembrandt purchase

    U.K. is trying to thwart Getty's $25-million Rembrandt purchase
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which...
  • Review: 'The Art of Migration' by Peggy Macnamara

    Review: 'The Art of Migration' by Peggy Macnamara
    Few sights are as mesmerizing as a flock of starlings in fall — those great clouds of birds that rise up into the sky, swarming and shifting as if they're tangled up in gusty winds. Peggy Macnamara, artist-in-residence for the Field Museum, captures...