Some of you have asked about the absence my blog posts/newsletter.
I have reduced my classes to increase my personal painting, gardening, experimenting and caring time. With this increased personal time, I have some new books to share and a new series of experimental paintings.
Starting with the paintings:
Here is a yupo watercolor. Yupo is a plastic surface, so the paint slides and pools and creates many bleed backs . A failed painting can be simply washed off.
Here are my favorite watercolor batiks. Creating one of these is great fun. You need an image with great value structure.
I love poppies so I hope to work on a series of these experimenting with reds and greens.
These flamingos have a new home:).
All of the watercolor batiks are painted on rice paper and mounted onto mat board. Because they are fairly large, they would create a new shipping challenge
Therefore, at some point, I will have a show locally for these larger paintings and some gold and copper-leaf work.
Books that I think you might add to your summer reading:
Wahls Protocol. This is an incredibly interesting book about a dietary approach to inflammation.
If you would rather listen . Here is a link to her TED talk "How I went from Wheelchair to Walking by Changing my Diet"
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande This book addresses some of the questions one faces with aging and decisions about the end of life.
An art book: Techniques of the Impressionists by Anthea Callen. Very nice discussion of the impressionists painting approach.
A fabulous PodCast series on relationships by Esther Perel.
Let me know if you find any of these helpful.