- So the Sketching class is going just fine. It was a little tense when only 4 signed up by decision day, but then 6 more joined just as I was writing up the cancellation notice. Ten very interested students and Diane to keep everything organized. (What did I ever do without her?) It is heartening to find out that I still know how to teach and that I still love doing it.
- At least some of the sketchers are interested in WC, so I ordered all the textbooks I could find on Amazon at a reasonable price. More seemed to be show up on the afterwards (maybe because I created a market?) Also, looking into how to set up the supply kit for such a class.
- Giving the class has reminded me how much I loved sketching, so I keep my sketch/wc kit in plain sight now. A few sketches have happened almost without me having to force myself into it.
- I have been working on some of my unfinished oil paintings, to relatively good effect. "Waiting for the Cows to Come Home" finally has some bulls hanging around the pasture gate, and that was not as difficult as I feared. I clearcut the hideous yellow trees and turned that area into grassland meadows - much better. Maybe the cows will show up soon.
- I have made it to two of the Library Painters sessions on Thursdays and have a real painting to show for it. Watercolour on hardboard (one of the Ampersand boards I found in my cleanup.)
- "Goat Hunt" 5x7", watercolour on board, varnished and framed.