In addition to adventure and discovery, school vacation week brought illness and injury (along with their attendant mellow contemplation and snuggle time). I am pretty excited about the prospect of a return to routine and am looking forward to more watercolor classes at Tea in Sahara on Wednesdays (the home of this Moroccan lantern).
Have you been playing mommy all week? Join me this sunday afternoon for two hours of undiluted adult time, in an Art Museum no less. Its the start of another semmester of The Drawing Room at the RISD Museum. Artists of all levels of expertise, including none at all, will enjoy working from the masterpieces of the RISD collection.
We will work in a different gallery during each of the 5 sessions, covering thumbnail sketching, pattern, color, proportions, figure drawing and portraiture. Tuition is $90 for museum members and $100 for non members. Register here or by phone at 401-709-8402.
Sundays, 1:30-3:30 pm February 24, March 10, March 24, April 28, + May 5
I had a great time this weekend with my dad in Baltimore (adorable, no?). That's him at breakfast Sunday morning; it was so much fun to linger over our coffee, enjoying the view and peiceing together my French home work-with no dogs to feed or brilliant children to admire. Back in the room I sat drawing while dad snored peacefully to a Jon Kabat-Zinn meditation. Had a nice time at the Walters Art Museum as well.
Another view of the stork's nest and rooftops of Marrakech from the cafe Nid Cigone in the kasbah district (right around the corner from les Bains de Marrakech!) 8.5"x12", watercolor, pencil and ink on watercolor paper.
I am getting very excited about going to Marrakech again. There are still spots in our Moroccan Sketchbook travel painting retreat at Peacock Pavilions, April 7-13, 2013. Click here for more details and to register.
12"x 8.5", watercolor, pencil and ink on watercolor paper.
The Weaver Memorial Library will screen The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, Monday Night, March 18, at 6:30 Pm, in conjunction with the Artists Loop. I have the honor of presenting the film and will facilitate a discussion afterwards. Please join us and share your thoughts on this 20th century cultural icon. (I promise to do something extravagant with my hair and wear my most outrageous beads.)
The watercolor is of Frida kahlo's home in Mexico City, the Blue House, and the portrait was done from a photo in the documentary, of her as a young woman. (It was really hard to simply watch the film; the pause button and a sketchbook make for slow going.)