Yesterday’s art class at the new Art Center in Duncan went okay – not great – but okay. People were late making us get started late. Setting up easels and establishing places took time. Going over basic drawing skills took more time. By the time we did those things and I talked a bit about color, time was up, but everyone was ready to paint. I felt like I had not managed time well. So, we decided to paint again today – a freebie. Cheryl, who runs the Art Center, told me that I had had about five students signed up, but only two showed. The others backed out saying they were not sure they could paint a portrait. Duh! That is why you take the lessons. Oh well, no guts – no glory!
Cheryl has been telling people that I am an oil painter. I’m not sure why she does that, but once again I heard her tell someone, "Oh, Lou is going to teach an oil landscape class next." I think she has me confused with someone else. I can paint with oils (who can’t?) but it is not my favorite. I have done probably 50 watercolors this past year and only finished one oil. Well, I did do an oil portrait this last week – just so I could have some practice. I’ll try to get a photo of it today and post it.
After the Art Center class, I rushed home to meet with my deaf friend, Naomi. We painted together until ASL class at 4:00. It was a good time. I started a pastel portrait. Ah! Back in my comfort zone. After painting with Naomi, I rushed off to Sign class. As soon as Sign class was over, I picked up a pizza and ran it home to Toby for supper. We wolfed it down and rushed back for Wed. night church. It was a rushed day. Didn’t I quit painting with the Ladies just so I would have more time?
Jesse and Grandma seem to be doing well. Jes and Nina toured Nante on Monday giving Grandma a chance to rest at my SIL’s apartment. Tuesday they explored some chateaux in the Loire Valley, I believe. I know Mom loves castles and such, and here are a couple of pics.
Nina and Jes being a bridge to Chenonceau This last photo was posted on Jesse's FB page, but I could not make it bigger - sorry.