Thursday, November 28, 2013

Best wishes this Thanksgiving

J.C. Leyendecker, "Childhood Thanksgiving," 1927
Among the many things I have to be thankful for are the faithful readers of this blog, and for the ideas, thoughts, and reactions that you share in the comments. Thanks for making GurneyJourney a part of your day.

More classic Thanksgiving covers from Saturday Evening Post

22 comments:

Tom Hart said...

Same to you, Jeanette, and your entire family, James. I'm one of the many who makes Gurney Journey a part of every day. Your knowledge and generosity are something that I am truly and continually thankful for. Enjoy a wonderful holiday!

Keith Parker said...

Amen! Let's eat!

Sam Easton said...

I'm grateful an incredible artist is more than happy to share his talents and wisdom. Thank you for this blog and the books Mr. Gurney. It's helped me pass plein air class, and it will help me in many years to come :) God bless.

james holland said...

Dear James Gurney,
Thank you for your very rich and informative blog.I cannot think of another one which measures up to it in terms of generosity. Long may you continue! I have Color and Light and it is full of interest and certainly repays study.
I love the casein paintings but am a little envious-you cannot buy them here in the UK. Richesons don't seem to have a distributor.

basquesketcher.com said...

Thank you very much for sharing your work and your knowledge with us!

john pototschnik said...

I appreciate all you do, James. Thank you for you generous contributions.

Seidai Tamura said...

I really admire your diligence to post a blog every single day! That's a dedication. Thanks for all your informative posts!

Katherine said...

Ditto! We don't have Thanksgiving' here in New Zealand, but I suppose we make a long and summery get-together of Christmas instead.

Your generous sharing is greatly appreciated even down here at the parson's nose of the Earth :-)

scruffy said...

And thank you sir for taking us with you on your journey. It has been an indispensable boost for my work!

Rich said...

Thanks! Great Leyendecker cover here, haven't seen it before: The old man on the picture has fallen asleep and is dreaming away.

Very interesting to study such a competent realist painter depicting a dream. The girl with the enchanting turkey has got an Art Nouveau setting. Leyendecker may have been inspired by Alfons Mucha here, won't he?

Thanksgiving has got everybody rejoicing, err...almost everybody. Don't know about a million turkeys though.
Sorry, my wife is a vegetarian:-(

Patrick Scullin said...

I'm thankful for James Gurney and his fantastic blog! My wife and I made our first trip to Paris in September. On our trip I was blown away by the academy painters I saw in the d'Orsay museum. I've been researching many of them since I got home and was glad to find so many references to them and great books on your blog James!! Thanks!

Sam G said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mr. Gurney and thanks for all the wonderful art and for this blog!

David J Teter said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family James.

Ann Malmlund said...

Thank You for your blog! I look forward to it every day and appreciate all your teachings. They are among the many things I am grateful for today. Ann

Ann Malmlund said...

Among the many things I am grateful for today is your blog. I look forward to it every evening. Thank you for everything I have learned from you. Ann

Florante Paghari-on said...

Hello James! I'll never get tired saying thank you for the ceaseless kindness in sharing knowledge that you,ve brought to us with your books, art video clips and most of all with this famous blog of yours that change me a lot in my painting approach.

Janet Oliver said...

Thank you for making such a fun, informative, and inspiring blog. It's the first one I read every day!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your entire family!

Jesse Smith said...

I just started following you, hope you keep up the good stuff!

Melle Ferre said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

So thankful for your blog!

erc said...

yo james,
thanks . happy thanksgiving.

erc said...

Yo James,
Thanks and happy Thanksgiving.

Anwar Fazil said...

delicious ...............wow