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...)
10"x10", oil on canvas, from a watercolor painting. Not working from life leaves so many blank spaces. The relatively quick drying watercolors rely on details that I cannot achieve in oil with my impatient demeanor. So I growl and fuss and stand stumped at my easel. I think last one worked out because I did it in a few sittings, letting it dry in between. The watercolor original for this paitning is featured along with me in an article, "A Providence Artist in Marrakech" by Renee Doucette for the East Side Monthly.
Here is yet more press for the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art opening. I had such a wonderful time meeting the vibrant people of Marshall Missouri and hanging out with fellow NYAA grad, art teacher Charity-Mika Woodard. (not to mention sporting costume and bag of my own design!)
Yesterday I had the opportunity to demo for the painting one class at Missouri valley College. They were a terrific bunch. I did these monochromatic value studies. The opening of The Morris Gallery was a great success. I had a wonderful time, thank you so much Charity-Mika.