Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

Well, it was a gray and rainy day, but that couldn't stop the painting—or the high spirits. And we weren't just happy because school's out till summer. We always have a good time—can't you tell?

We'll be back in June, so watch for our return. In the meantime, enjoy.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

We're back...thanks to Mae at AT&T who solved a particularly pesky internet connection problem—just in the nick of time, too! And so, in the spirit of celebration, we wish you a happy May (did you notice the connection there....Mae and May? Too much, huh?)

Weather conditions made things a bit disconcerting today...outside, the fog made us think we were in San Francisco and inside, the room felt like a meat locker in Alaska. But the fog rolled out and the air conditioner shut down and a good time was had by all.

Today's theme? That was a bit disconcerting, too. Most of us seemed to think we were in a science lab instead of an art studio. Everyone was "experimenting," from mixtures to mediums and from painting hands to background textures. As you can see, we succeeded admirably!

As usual, studio conversation revolved around what's new in the world of art. Today, for instance, is the last day the touring Sketchbook Project can be seen in Chicago. Our teacher participated last year and we found the prospect intriguing. For anyone who might be interested in participating next year (either individually or together), here's some background on Sketchbook Project 2013. It's incredibly flexible and fun—and a great way to be part of a national art experience. Think about it while you enjoy more giant paintings!