Nature’s Drama of June 1 was unsettling and the funnel cloud traveled in a random pattern throughout Western Mass. I was in the basement with my 4 year old grandson, watching the eerie color outside as the 100 mile per hour winds uprooted trees and tore my fence apart. It was frightening. It was like emerging from a war zone as we started back up the stairs. Now, however, I am going to take this drama and put my passion back into art. No funnel clouds will be seen in my 30 x 40 inch canvas! It’s time to make the most of my time and paint.
Playing with Fire
My visit to the UK to see son, granddaughter and son’s partner was invigorating in so many ways. Usually, we head off tot he Tate or a London museum, but this time, the South Downs provided all the inspiration needed. Perusing the pubs, with their eclectic menus and warm atmosphere is something to sit back…
In July, I was asked to give a lecture for Senior EdVentures at UMASS, my alma mater. It was good going back there as a teacher, and the group was so responsive. My lecture had to do with 3 artists that used Word and Image, drawn from several lectures given for the International Society of…
MY ACRYLIC CHOICES
‘Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do’. Edgar Degas Friend of Mary Cassatt (who I quoted yesterday). Realistic painters. She, although single, is noted for her mother and child subject matter. Degas is often associated with his ballet dancers, among other subjects.