Wednesday I painted with the Ladies at my friend, Glenna’s house. She lives way out in the country overlooking Waurika Lake in a gorgeous house. Glenna out-did her self on lunch and served us outside on the patio. It was all very nice. The OK wind was even cooperative.Jean brought us flowers from her yard, and that is what you see here. I threw some spatters on my painting for the heck of it. There are actually artists who are known for their spatters – like Charles Reid, Janet Rogers to name a few.
Thursday I painted with my longtime student, Sarah. Sarah is the student who started it all. Her mother came to me years ago and asked if I would teach Sarah art. At first it was just the two of us, but after a year or so, we added several other girls including my future DIL. Hmm, maybe I should start a class for young men…Anyway, Sarah is an excellent artist. This is the pastel she has been working on. I think it is great.
Last night I attended the Duncan Art Guild monthly meeting. I’m not big on going to the meetings, but I did so in order to support my friend who is in charge of the programs. She had brought in a cartoon/caricature artist named Kim Hale. He was very entertaining and drew several of us. It really was a good time.
At one point in the evening, one of the Painted Ladies said, "I know another good reason to go to Santa Fe!" My response was probably not what she expected, "Were we planning a trip to Santa Fe?" Then she proceeded to tell me that some other member of the DAG was going to have paintings in a gallery in Santa Fe and how much fun we could have all driving up to see the gallery. Now, I’ve come along ways in bridling my tongue, but every now and then, I slip up (Yeah, I know, those of you who know me well are thinking that I never bridle my tongue, but you’d be wrong). I’m sure the look on my face told how I felt, if my inappropriate words did not, "I don’t want to go to Santa Fe! I’ve lived there. I hate the traffic. I hate the crowds, the commercialized plaza, and galleries, not to mention the outrageous food prices…" Then I caught myself and added, "But yes, that sounds quite lovely." I should have just said, "Fantastic!"