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I'm referencing, on the side area, the Art Schools where I plan to teach (oil painting) this September. Please contact them , or me, if you have any questions about my classes. I'd love to have you join us. My studio class begins Sept 13th, and the plein air class, approx. mid-September.
I'm reminded that I previously hinted at a little plein air story, and promised to post the painting....
A few weeks ago, I was painting a scene of Marietta Square, (plein air), and I noticed a young couple had walked over to enjoy the fountain. (It's a favorite spot for children, friends, occasions, picture taking, etc). As I was painting away , and trying to mentally block them out of my view, I noticed that the man suddenly and formally proposed (marriage) to the young woman, (followed by squeals of delight and a lttle nervous clapping from the other passers by). .... kinda different to be involved in someone elses personal moments, but a happy thing to witness nonetheless. After a few minutes I noticed the man's parents joined the couple for some congratulations on the occasion. They all chatted for quite awhile and eventually took off. Then, as i was finishing up my painting, the mother serrupticiously came over to me and inquired about where she might purchase my painting; (presumably as a memento gift to the couple to mark the occasion). Great, I thought, a nice cap to an interesting afternoon. But, alas, she didnt contact me as expected. (yet). Well....just a simple story with a pretty weak ending, but i promised to post the little painting, and to tell you about it. Indeed, you often witness interesting things when plein air painting; you kind of merge into the background of a place, become invisisble in a way, and even though you're intensely observing your painting, it seems you end up experiencing and observing a whole range of activities around you.
Happy days to you