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Artist of the Day | Claudette Graumlich  

I have featured Claudette Graumlich on VB as an artist to watch before, however the pieces featured above have yet to grace the VB blog. With each brush stroke and color choice, Graumlich enlightens and entices her audience. Here are a few of my favorite pieces by Graumlich available at the gallery right now. Looking to make the Summer stretch a bit further? These pieces are sure to bring the Summer sun into your home even with the Fall and Winter months ahead. 

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For more information, price, to view more pieces, or to purchase, please contact Virginia Blair (Malton Gallery Fine Art Dealer) at 513.448.7976 or vvblair25@gmail.com. Please mention you saw this piece on the VB Lifestyle Blog.

Shown Left to Right | Pieces available at Malton Gallery 

Artist of the Day | Claudette Graumlich  

1. Glorious Poppies, Oil On Canvas, 9 x 12 inches, Malton Gallery.

2. Birch, Oil On Canvas,8 x 10 inches, Malton Gallery.

3. Twilight Forest, Oil On Canvas, 11 x 14 inches, Malton Gallery. 

4. White Poinsettias, Oil On Canvas, 11 x 14 inches, Malton Gallery.

 

The #TasteofOTR was such a blast! I finally got my hands on an @ElisBBQCincy Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork #Sandwich, and after not eating meat for a while… woah that sandwich was pure gold. #Thebbqsauceisheaven If you haven’t already, head to #elisbbq ! #sogood #foodie #downtowner #bbq #vbtoppick #cincinnati #otr #foodiescene #musichall #washingtonpark #thisisotr

The #TasteofOTR was such a blast! I finally got my hands on an @ElisBBQCincy Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork #Sandwich, and after not eating meat for a while… woah that sandwich was pure gold. #Thebbqsauceisheaven If you haven’t already, head to #elisbbq ! #sogood #foodie #downtowner #bbq #vbtoppick #cincinnati #otr #foodiescene #musichall #washingtonpark #thisisotr

Foodie Friday | Weekend Project| Homemade S’mores

Baking, Cook, Weekend Project
Recipe from Williams-Sonoma
Planning a camping trip this summer? Or a yummy night in- No Summer evening is complete without marshmallows roasted over an open fire and, of course, classic s’mores. Here, we take gooey toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate to a new level by sandwiching them between homemade graham crackers. Crunchy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside, they are well worth the extra effort — we promise. (Plus, they’re delicious on their own!)

S’mores with Homemade Graham Crackers

For the graham crackers:
2 cups (10 oz./315 g) whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz./75 g) all-purpose flour
1 cup (7 oz./220 g) firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
7 Tbs. (3 1/2 oz./115 g) cold unsalted butter
1/3 cup (3 fl. oz./80 ml) milk
3 Tbs. honey
2 Tbs. molasses
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
For assembling:
6 oz. (180 g) semisweet chocolate bars, broken into twelve 1/2-oz. (15-g) squares
24 marshmallows

To make the graham crackers, in a food processor, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse briefly to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture forms coarse crumbs about the size of peas.

In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, honey, molasses and vanilla. Add the milk mixture to food processor and pulse until the mixture is just combined and comes together in a ball. Do not overmix.

Transfer the dough to a work surface covered with a large piece of plastic wrap. Shape the dough into a ball and wrap with the plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Preheat an oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch (6 mm). Using a 3-inch (7.5-cm) round fluted cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place on the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, gathering up the scraps and rerolling them as necessary. You should have about 24 cookies.

Bake the cookies until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.

To make s’mores, roast 2 marshmallows over a campfire or other open flame until golden brown. Place the marshmallows on a graham cracker, top with a 1/2-oz (15-g) chocolate square and top with another graham cracker. Repeat with the remaining ingredients and serve immediately. Makes 12 s’mores.

Foodie Friday | Weekend Project| Homemade S’mores

BakingCookWeekend Project
Recipe from Williams-Sonoma

Planning a camping trip this summer? Or a yummy night in- No Summer evening is complete without marshmallows roasted over an open fire and, of course, classic s’mores. Here, we take gooey toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate to a new level by sandwiching them between homemade graham crackers. Crunchy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside, they are well worth the extra effort — we promise. (Plus, they’re delicious on their own!)

S’mores with Homemade Graham Crackers

For the graham crackers:

2 cups (10 oz./315 g) whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz./75 g) all-purpose flour

1 cup (7 oz./220 g) firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

7 Tbs. (3 1/2 oz./115 g) cold unsalted butter

1/3 cup (3 fl. oz./80 ml) milk

3 Tbs. honey

2 Tbs. molasses

1 Tbs. vanilla extract

For assembling:

6 oz. (180 g) semisweet chocolate bars, broken into twelve 1/2-oz. (15-g) squares

24 marshmallows

To make the graham crackers, in a food processor, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse briefly to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture forms coarse crumbs about the size of peas.

In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, honey, molasses and vanilla. Add the milk mixture to food processor and pulse until the mixture is just combined and comes together in a ball. Do not overmix.

Transfer the dough to a work surface covered with a large piece of plastic wrap. Shape the dough into a ball and wrap with the plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Preheat an oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch (6 mm). Using a 3-inch (7.5-cm) round fluted cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place on the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, gathering up the scraps and rerolling them as necessary. You should have about 24 cookies.

Bake the cookies until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.

To make s’mores, roast 2 marshmallows over a campfire or other open flame until golden brown. Place the marshmallows on a graham cracker, top with a 1/2-oz (15-g) chocolate square and top with another graham cracker. Repeat with the remaining ingredients and serve immediately. Makes 12 s’mores.

Looks I am Loving | Reformation 

I am loving everything from Reformation at the moment. Check out a couple of my favorite looks featured above. For more looks click the links below :) 

Peace & love,

Fresh fruit - The Odelle Jumpsuit 

https://thereformation.com/products/odelle-jumpsuit-blackcherry

Scarlett Dress

https://thereformation.com/products/scarlet-dress-krishna

Nova Dress

https://thereformation.com/products/nova-dress-lightblue

Canopy Dress

https://thereformation.com/products/canopy-dress-april

Isabel Dress 

https://thereformation.com/products/isabel-dress-2

Fiore Dress

https://thereformation.com/products/fiore-dress-duchess

Dessert Dress

https://thereformation.com/products/desert-dress-black

Canopy Dress

https://thereformation.com/products/canopy-dress-crimson

Home Decor | Inspiration 

It is a hot one downtown today! Yet the heat is not deterring inspiration. I am being drawn to bold colors in art, in paint colors, and yes even in light fixtures ( Ello Purple Chandelier). Here are a couple pictures found on my Pinterest Home Decor page, that are giving me inspiration for our abode in the city. 

Also Featured | Art by J. Susan Schuler available at Malton Gallery. This oil on canvas piece, is even more exuberant and beautiful in person (if that is possible).  What or who do you think inspired Schuler’s abstract pieces? 

For more information, price, to view more pieces, or to purchase, please contact Virginia Blair (Malton Gallery Fine Art Dealer) at 513.448.7976 or vvblair25@gmail.com. Please mention you saw this piece on the VB Lifestyle Blog.

Richard Allan George | Works on Paper

Richard Allan George, Female Seated, Red Face Drawing on Paper, 24” x 18”, Malton Gallery. 

For more information, price, to view more pieces, or to purchase, please contact Virginia Blair (Malton Gallery Fine Art Dealer/Consultant) at 513.448.7976 or vvblair25@gmail.com.

Learn More About The Artist | Richard Allan George{1935-1990}

Richard Allan George was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1935 -spending his adolescent years in Ontario, Canada…

In 1960, he received his Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA) in painting while studying at State University in Buffalo, New York; working in photography as an undergraduate and simultaneously serving in the U.S. Army. George moved to New York in 1960 and was enrolled in half-time study at the Art Students league until 1963.

From 1963 to 1969 he continued to paint and became part owner of Loewer Studio, Inc. -an art studio specializing in college textbook illustrations.

His love of all things artistic led him to Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) where in 1969 he became a graduate student. During his studies at Miami University his talent earned him the title of Assistant Teacher of Sophomore Drawing, receiving his Masters of Fine Art (MFA) painting in 1971. He was rewarded with more than an MFA at Miami University as he dated and soon after married one of the university’s Art History Professors.

From 1971 until his untimely death in 1990, Richard worked as a self-employed artist and teacher, primarily due to complications from heart and lung issues. He taught drawing, painting, and Art History at the Middletown Fine Arts Center in Middletown, Ohio.

During his lifetime he traveled extensively throughout Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Richard’s career spanned for more than three decades and included an impressive list of exhibitions, awards and critical notice surpassed only by the mystery and mastery of his paintings. Reviews of his work have appeared in Who Was Who in American Art: 1954-1975Who’s Who in American Art: 1993-1994, The Artists Bluebook, Davenport’s Art Reference and numerous art magazines/art newspapers cross the country.

In 1986-87 he received both an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship and a NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award for his work.

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