Saturday, December 11, 2010
The progression of Valley coming out of the red chair.
I've pasted in pictures of it at various stages because I think it's fun to see how a painting develops. At this point I need to refine the color and the form on her body. I need to darken the shadow behind the chair. I need to paint her ear and her necklace. I need to match the colors in her face and body.
I don't think I'll be able to paint today because I have a lot of tutoring students coming. This week isn't going to be about painting. It'll be about finishing up my work as a tutor with integrity and joy. This is my last week of tutoring after 23 years of it. I feel some sadness about leaving behind what I've known for so long, but mostly I feel exhilaration about where I'm going.
Each and every day I am finding new opportunities to teach about women's body image. Tomorrow if I have time, I'll post a list of the various classes, workshops and lectures I'll be offering in the new year. It is growing daily. Plus I get to paint! Life is incredibly full of promise right now.