Tuesday, November 30, 2010
what if and other things
Early morning again, done on my way to school. I noticed a small piece of land wedged between homes. The light was fascinating. Sticking to a triad of secondaries; purple, green and orange, in uneven amounts, the landscape carved itself out. A tiny bit of frost and a somewhat weak gold light made a November landscape with a tiny bit of mystery.
I don't know if I have mentioned that I teach "art"part time, young children. One thing about teaching young children is it keeps your mind WIDE open. There really isn't a right way: there are many right ways. A young child approaches her/his work with a wonder....... what if I do this? or this instead? I approach my work the same way. I am fortunate to have the job I have. Yes, many days I long to not have any other constraints on my painting time, but mostly I am grateful to have a teaching position I like and a daily schedule which includes at least 6 hours of studio time. Lucky me.