Author: Frances

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Instagram 24 Jul 2021

It’s not you it’s me. The blurry bit I mean. Drive by shot on the way home from Brooklyn and dinner with nieces and their mom my sister who is almost as old as i but not quite and who also did not know quite exactly where we were but it seemed like somewhere between Bermuda and New Jersey only it took longer to get there. But to be fair @redhooktavernbk was all it is cracked up to be crazy good and my nieces and sister are adorable and i would actually go anywhere including New Jersey to be with them. Thank you @duvallfuqua @ffuqua and Dorothy @shopsocialfashion and btw to be clear New Jersey rocks. As does #bermuda of course but in a different way. . . #newyorkcityatnight #brooklynbridgeatnight #newyorkcitynocturne #nocturne #newyorkatnight #newyorknocturne #iwanttopaintit #iwanttopaintthis #fullmoon

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Instagram 17 Jul 2021

Ive always loved this tranquil entrance to the @dennisandleen showroom in LA, and the shop never disappoints. Such beauty and craftsmanship a joy to behold. . . #dennisandleen #tranquility #makinganentrance #prettylight

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Instagram 16 Jul 2021

Still pinching myself about being able to be out and about with friends. So fun and so good for the soul, if occasionally not so good for the head the morning after. What a beautiful table and delicious evening with dear friends in LA. Even His Grace ventured out for this one. Hope your weekend is off to a good start. Stay safe. @bfbourgeoisjr @ajrhoda . . #daisies #afewfriendsfordinner #centerpiecesideas #centerpiece

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Instagram 10 Jul 2021

Beach day! A quick sketch yesterday and memento of la dolce vita and favorite fellow artist’s “home court” in Porto Ercole, Italy. Here’s to the talented and fab @mitacb (see her feed!) and her darlin’ and also talented sister @desideriacorsini and the fun we’ve had there laughing, eating, drinking (shocking i know), and occasionally even painting! Thinking of #portoercole also helps cool off from the scorching California heat and it’s fun to think again of travel and being w friends. How are you cooling off these days? Literally or figuratively? . #watercolorsketch #beachscene

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Instagram 9 Jul 2021

Heaven help me, I am just unpacking boxes of my mother’s Staffordshire that was perfectly at home in a cottage in Long Island (here’s lookin’ at you #beecottage) but I confess they are faintly ridiculous here at #rancholazaca Am mulling the possibilities. We do have a lot of bookcases (and a lot of books). I reckon I can bung them in there all together… unless one a y’all has a better idea… I’m listening… ️ . #staffordshire #mamasthings

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Instagram 6 Jul 2021

Hope your weekend was wonderful. I found a little time to paint this little scene down a road in #solvang I’ve hankered after for a while and a reminder this holiday of how beautiful our great country is. 6×8, oil on panel. . #pleinairpainting #landscape #francesschultzpaintings

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Instagram 2 Jul 2021

Early evening walk. The light and shadow so beautiful this time of year. How did it get to be July, oh my… Wishing you all a warm and light-filled holiday weekend ahead. #Bringyourlighttotheworld . . #eveningwalk #instavibe #socalliving #rancholazaca #iwanttopaintthis #iwanttopaintit #losolivis #santaynez #loveourvalley #santaynezwinecountry

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Instagram 28 Jun 2021

Like sleeping in a garden. That is what it feels like in a @graciestudio bedroom. The pattern in this Naples, Florida, house is called Linda’s Gardens. That, and the soaring cove ceiling give the impression of a room floating among the trees. I love it. Brava Summer Thornton Design! ⁠ ⁠ Interior Design by @summerthorntondesign⁠ Wallpaper by @graciestudio⁠ Photography by @thomasloof⁠ Courtesy of @verandamag

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Instagram 27 Jun 2021

Our workshop yesterday #l took us to a friend’s ranch in Santa Ynez that has beautiful views and cool farm buildings in every direction. Well not “cool” exactly as the temp soared to 90 by noon, but there was good painting by all. I eventually figured out the barn was the coolest place to stand, and that’s where I went and found this view. Oil on panel, 8×10. . . @timhornart #francesschultzpaintings #francesschultzart #pleinair #pleinairpainting #paintingworkshop

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Instagram 26 Jun 2021

Are you ready for the best berry cobbler ever? Words to that effect were from Julia Child’s own lips. With seven ingredients to melt, mix, pour and bake, it’s the easy summer dessert you love to have on hand for hosting. Recipe by @thegreencreator in my stories. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Photography by @thegreencreator⁠⁠

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Instagram 26 Jun 2021

A great day of workshop painting at #goletabeach Here a quick study of a fellow painter. Thanks @timhornart for another great day. . . . #pleinairpainting #rancholazaca #seascape

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Instagram 25 Jun 2021

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “where do you want to go first?” And if my recent forays into LAX, JFK, and ATL airports are any indication, people are going and how. Until Europe is more accessible, I reckon I will stick to the States, and I am looking around for something different that feels otherworldly. The @amangiri resort in Utah is a remote hideaway nestled among the red rocks and luminous canyons of the Colorado Plateau. I’m putting it on the list. The fact that our grandchildren live in Park City has no bearing on the decision whatsoever, no sir not one bit. See more of the Amangiri and its gorgeous minimalist design that works so well in the desert, in my #linkinbio. And hey, let me know where you are going. What’s on your list?⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Architecture by @masastudio, @wendellburnettearchitects, and @studiorickjoy⁠ Photography by @jessicas.photography