...never enough space, never enough time, and no end of ideas streaming into my churning world!
In another corner is an easel with a large chunk of cardboard on it, armed with clamps, and faced by a camera on a tripod. Nearby is a large envelope full of large acid free archival clear bags for storing artwork. Most of the remains of that project are in rolls...needing to be stretched out so they can be photographed and put away in the nearby mini-storage place.
In the middle of the room is a large table. Next to the large table is a smaller table with leaves outspread. All of this is covered with a heavy clear visquine sheet, and on that is an array of supplies, a bunch of brushes, tubes of color, small plastic cups, large cups, and a huge flexible container of water.
There are three sheets of work going on at once.
The MAIN piece is a clothesline lineup of square pennant flag-like shapes with these same pigments in all sorts of strengths and combinations.
What I am preparing is a lesson on color: warm and cool, reds, yellows, blues, and how they interact. What is a coordinate? What is a complement? What does grainy pigment do? What does a quinacridone pigment do? Why do they do that, and how can you exploit that?
It's great fun, but very tough on a mind that is so full of "a number of things" that it seems to get diverted at every interruption.
I go to bed weary, but my mind keeps working...I get up at 2AM with a great idea. Gotta write it down. Then I have to check the internet, of course. And then, at about 5AM I go back to bed. But the dog needs to go out now.
It will be quite a ride here. Keep posted! Class starts in about two weeks. Susan