It rained last night. The dust had settled, but everything needed a good rinse. It was nice. I’ve made my way through most of the boxes and while there are still holes to fill, I feel very much at home in this 120-year-old house. It’s warm. It feels good. And for the time being, it’s mine.
I have painted only a few times since I arrived on the east coast. A sweet little piece that I posted in my last blog, an awful landscape that will soon become a basecoat for something much stronger, and a great FingerSmear project with a team at J&J. With my home ‘resettled’, I feel a fierce excitement to get busy – and do what I came here to do –paint better, laugh more, and live simply. I still have a few obstacles to work out, but I’m headed in the right direction.
Yesterday I picked up the keys to my new studio. I move my paints into the space on September first. I will be working out of a studio in The Robert Beck Academy in Lambertville, NJ. Robert is a great painter with a generous spirit and I feel blessed to be working under his banner for a spell. It will help to immerse me in the dedicated practice I’ve been looking for. I will bring verve. I hope the results are beautiful. I will surely share them.
AND… I am going to teach!!! I’ll have a bit of guidance in the structure, but the rest is mine to design. It’s wickedly exciting… let me know if you would like to join me.
Beginning Oil Painting.
Eight-week course on the basics of oil painting open to all levels. Great for beginning and early level painters who want to form a solid foundation of painting skills. Small classes, individual attention, move at your own pace. The course includes basics, such as: describing light and shadow, considering composition, and working with tools, surfaces, and color. Students will paint from life to develop fundamental drawing and painting skills. A great place to start. Oil or Acrylic
2 eight-week sessions:
Wednesday, Sept 14 – Nov 2nd, 9-12
Thursday, Sept 15 – Nov 3rd, 6-9
$375 Contact instructor for further information and supply list. 732.233.5614