Morass– a complicated or confused situation. an area of muddy or boggy ground. an overwhelming mass of confusion; a confusing situation that impedes or entangles something, making it difficult to be free of or resolve a troublesome matter. A whirling mass of fluid or air. from medieval Latin mariscus Read a poem every day. KeepContinue reading “November Notes”
As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am taking an intermediate drawing class at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. The class is taught by Jeff Nesbit. After spending a couple of weeks drawing parts of a face, project four was to copy two statutes from a National Geographic magazine. What went well?Continue reading “Intermediate Art Project 4 Drawing Re-Do”
As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am taking an intermediate drawing class at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. The class is taught by Jeff Nesbit. To prepare for the final project on identity, I completed ten 6 inch by 6 inch self portraits using soft pastels.
The wife and I drove to Vassar yesterday to watch our youngest child play basketball for Swarthmore College in a season opener showcase. This morning we explored the Vassar’s beautiful 1000-acre campus. I almost wished I had packed a “real” camera. However, I did enjoy snapping away with my old, tired IPhone SE 2020.
I have 30 years of charcoal and graphite that I have purchased and did not use.
As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am auditing art classes at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, taught by Jeff Nesbit. I layered water soluble graphite, purple watercolor paint and gesso to make a ground. A ground, short for background, is a base used to prepare a support for drawing or aContinue reading “Hands and Heads”
This was the first year in a long time that I have planted black beans. The colorful ones are dragon tongue beans. The white ones are brush green bean seeds saved to plant next year.
This week’s substitute teaching assignment is photography. Today the intermediate class explored using a light box. Students brought objects from home that are special to them.