Was taking a break from working, and happened across some art, and did a search on wikipedia, and got lost for a while, as I always do, when looking at art. I've quite a lot of favorites. But to start off, since these are what I've been viewing today and are some that I wouldn't mind having a copy on my walls somewhere. (Sorry for any typos. Am very tired today.) American painter. Thomas Cole (2/1/1801-2/11/1848). I love his soft but vibrant colors, and the depth -- like looking beyond the horizon in more ways than one. And his themes. A few examples. Thomas Cole - The Course of Empire The Savage State Thomas Cole - The Present Thomas Cole - The Course of Empire Desolation Thomas Cole - L'Allegro Italian Sunset Thomas Cole - Romantic Landscape with Ruined Tower Thomas Cole - The Voyage of Life Manhood And on the other end of things, a much more simplistic view, I've always liked "Whistler's Mother," but far more like this one of his. So interesting, the detailed lifelike against the stark blur. Both pleases me and makes me wonder about the painting. James Abbott McNeill Whistler (7/14/1834–7/17/1903) American-born, British-based painter and etcher. Whistler - Arrangement in Grey and Black 2 I also like these of his, especially because they are new to me. Whistler - Syphony in Grey and Green The Ocean Whistler - An Orange Note More, in a minute...hopefully.