Monday, August 17, 2009


The Museum of East Texas Art Camp is over for this summer. This is the last demo I did for my students, so I thought I might as well post it, even though it's not a finished painting. I'm, now, working at the museum temporarily, filling in for the Curator of Education while she's on maternity leave. So, I'll be busy, but I think I'll have a little more time to paint than I did during Art Camp. Teaching of any type is all consuming. I've always taught--high school, college--and it takes over you life. I'm not saying teaching's bad, it's just different than other jobs. Teachers are entirely responsible for what goes on in their classroom and they must plan at home, purchase materials, take items such as still life contents with them, and pay close attention to everything and everyone at all times in their classes, then often take home papers to grade and plans to make for the next day. It's all consuming. Teaching is very difficult and stressful (if done well) and good teachers deserve more respect than they get.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

VIOLET IN WHITE watercolor, 12x9

YOUTH watercolor, 12x9

GLADS AND ROSES watercolor, 6x4

TOMATOES WITH LIME watercolor, 9x12

These 4 paintings are watercolors, not my medium of choice, but fun to do. I thought I'd post these since I haven't posted for a while. I'll get back to my oil paintings as soon as I have time.