I'll be giving a casual presentation on my trip to Morocco. June 22, 11 am, Alliance Francaise Smith St. in Providence for their friday Cafe/Croissant. With lots of help from my friends at the Alliance me give lecture talking French on Morocco. This reminds me of how much laughing outloud I did while reading David Sedaris' book Me talk Pretty one Day. The lecture won't be that funny but will undoubdtedly make you laugh for one reason or another. It wil also include pretty pictures and people who do actually speak French fluently. The lecture is free and open to the public, a small donation to the Alliance is appriciated.
Now I think I am going to get an audio copy of that particular David Sedaris book. (I wonder if I can get just the audio of my favorite silly movies like bow finger, what about bob and il mostro? that could completely change my studio life...)
Sounds corny but thats what it is. Last night I painted the moon from my electronic device. I noticed its in Gemini right now, since that is my astrological sign I figure its a good thing for me (Helen, please weigh in!) . Its always difficult for me to get the circle shape of the moon right, last night I noticed a jam jar lid of suitable size and used that to pencil in. The little star is a star in the constellation Gemini (HP 2763). Near by I noticed an beautiful thing that turned out to be the Eskimo Nebula (a bipolar double shell planetary nebula-?!-)
Got a chance to do another and I think it coheres a bit more than the last one. 4"x6", oil on clayboard (immediacy of watercolor or acrylic, depth of oil) with blue ground tone. That is a Mosque at left on the horizon, not sure which one, against the Atlas mountains.
Whistler I am not but I do give myself credit for trying something that feels impossible to pull off. I'll keep working at some sort of harmonie du soir of my own. 24"x24", oil on canvas. A smaller scale would help but for some reason I yearn to make large night paintings right this minute. (I often work backwards going from big to small rather than the other way around.) Marrakech.
Michael took a terrific picture of Captain Spectacular in his oversized swim shirt, it was one of those photographs that grabbed me by the lapels and demanding to be painted. (I am relieved that swim class is going well. Last summer he got comfortable putting his face in the water and though he has always been happy playing in the water actual lessons were a no go.) This looks to me like a 1960s illustration. Maybe the Hardy Boys is influencing me more than I know. I gave him a little too mcuh neck. 16"x20", oil on canvas.