Monthly archives: November 2014

Favorite Painting

I just love this painting- by Anton Mauve.  I visit it every time I go to the PMA.

Anton Mauve

Teacher Convention Days

We had yesterday and today off for Teacher’s Convention.  If you didn’t know I am a public school art teacher.  I usually spend one of these days not at the convention but, in the studio and at an art museum.  The convention doesn’t have much for me and it is a waste of my quality art making time to go.

Yesterday I got ready to work in the studio, and that is a task in itself.  The OCD or whatever I have makes me clean the house first, allowing me to then work. Makes no sense as my work is more important than what the house looks like.

Jimmy came to paint with me today- he’s my favorite Renaissance man friend (I wonder how he feels about this label I have attached to him). He worked at the standing easel and I on the table top, next to each other. Jim is a musician and a really good “untrained” artist.  He just can paint, and does it clean and pure with intention.  We had some sort of concert music on (now I know what the heck it was…) and just made art.

The kids at school are working on their art show pieces for “In The Garden” and one class is creating owls.  So I told them I’d make one too.  Ugg …  it’s terrible.  So I worked on that a bit and started just a random piece.  I put a black frame around it to see if it’s ready… Don’t know what direction it wphoto 2 (5)orks just yet. That was my 1st convention day. Continue reading →