I am having a pretty awesome summer so far. Liam and I hike almost every day. I was an essay reader for AP Art History Exams all last week. And, I've been redoing a lot of the paint around the house, and in the evening I have my precious hour to work on my own paintings.
Vote! continues to progress. The first panel is almost done.
Classes are done! My kiddos wrapped up art class with Virtual field trips to the Art Institute in Chicago, the Contemporary Museum of Art in Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the MOMA, and Museo Bilbao.
I've been listening to two really good art podcasts. ArtCurious and The Art Angle are both great ways to pass the time and learn something new about the art world.
Vote! started this past week and I am having tons of fun painting it. You can see the entire progression at it's page under the Recent Work tab.
My Studio buddy, Faye.
Well, the school year is about over. Teaching entirely from home has been weird. Adobe Fresco has been a really fun tool for my students to use, but I miss seeing them and the physicality of the normal media.
My AP Art History class took their tests yesterday. I feel like this is the best job that I've done teaching the class thus far. I am also potentially going to be a reader for the essays, so that will be great experience for the future.
I just varnished Theorem yesterday. Tonight I begin work on Vote!.
Teaching from home because of the Coronavirus pandemic is strange, but I've been getting a little more used to it this past week. I feel so lucky to work at the school that I do because we already have a really good set up for eLearning.
My painting and AP Art History classes are doing the #gettymuseumchallenge. My entry (done in twenty minutes during class- pressure!) is below.
My Photography class is doing Quarantine inspired photography. One of the prompts is their workspace.
My eLearning backdrop is Theorem finally all put together.
I've also been working on the cradled panels for Vote!.
Once I finish the final details on Theorem, I'm going to start on the V panel. It's design is below.
Well, we live in strange times. This past week I spent the week learning and trying to teach online. It went surprisingly well, but I have about 40 students' parents that I need to call since they didn't log in...
I am just about done sanding and priming the cradled boards for VOTE!
Theorem continues to progress. I am refining some rough spots on the largest canvas and will work my way through the little canvases over the next few weeks.
I just figured out how to check out "The Great Courses Plus" content from Indianapolis Public Library online and I'm pretty stoked to listen and paint.
Well. Corona virus sucks. That is the main point that I would like to make.
In other news, being trapped at home for endless hours encouraged me to start building the cradled panels for VOTE!
I've also been working on Theorem, it is getting more layered and detailed. My studio has become my teaching-from-home-office so please ignore the table blocking the view of most of the artwork...
I've also been working on a digital painting of a boy from Venezuela, Maikel, for the nonprofit "The Memory Project". My students are working on 20 now, and we are going to do most of them in adobe Fresco on our school ipads, since using supplies at school isn't happening. My in process example is below.