Fall classes begin – at work, bringing droves of students into the library in a quest for texts, at home, with a high school sophomore who knows how to cover a book with only minimal reminders and for me, to Mass Art and an observationally based painting class with Catherine Kehoe. My timing went astray with a work open house (Yay! our renovation is complete but my paintings are not) scheduled just before the class this week and the High School Open house next weekend. Add in a head cold, and I fervently hope that there is soon an end to the distractions.
The first week – a little life painting (about 10 inches square) after intros, info and slides. Last night’s still life is a painted value study using only Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber and a White (WN Foundation White) on the same 10 inch square panel. Panels are so easy to wipe clean when you don’t love the work. While its an exercise that I’ve meant to do, this is the first I’ve painted in just black and white and it seems odd that it feels so difficult.