In November I started a series of interiors, still-lives really, based on a water-garden I built in my dining room (the eating area is now in the living room). The idea was that I'd wrap this up neatly in time for going outside in Spring. I'd planned on posting a number of the smaller works on the "Store" area of this site. Well, I've slowed down, that's not bad news but it makes for very boring blogging. Sorry, but life is like that sometimes: tedious, uneventful, silent. It's not that I'm disappointed in the work--quite the opposite. It's just asking me to move at a snail's pace--the opposite of what usually happens outside. Who knows? It all may come together rapidly one day. No pictures of anything until it's done. Maybe it takes me 15 years. Since I'm waxing philosophical, it leads me to recommending a website called The Philosopher's Mail: a thinking-person's take on trash news (see below).
In the meantime the weather is warm, dry, windy: perfect for wildfires I'm told. The class I'm teaching at Leyba & Ingalls is coming along; we're half-way through the 10 week session. I have the students going through a five-step process similar to what's outlined in "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain": contour, gesture, negative space, linear perspective (groupings), shading. Also bringing Nicolaide's writing into it. We've worked from the model and then gone outside to see how the techniques translate to a different subject.
So I'm thinking it's time to start loading up the car with materials again, we'll see ...