Saturday, May 19, 2007

A little work, a little talk, a little night music

Or something like that. I did manage to squeeze in a couple of hours of painting before I headed into town for the Philip Smith lecture. I see why he hates it when people call his book designs 'illustrations' for the books -- he's very rigorous and philosophical in how he goes about designing a book, although I'm not sure that I see eye to eye with him, nor did I understand all that he had to said. He had prepared handouts too, but there weren't enough copies to go around and I didn't get a copy.

Had a bit of time to kill between the lecture and meeting Mike for dinner, so went browsing at the Real Mother Goose. Hadn't been in there for years. There's this jewelry designer whose work I have admired for a while and I see that she does a beaver that looks pretty darn close to a rat! So I know exact what I'm going to get for my birthday.

Then it was the opera, The Magic Flute tonight. I have to say that I'm not really a Mozart opera fan...they all sound more or less the same to me, I'm afraid.

Made some progress with both paintings, but again, no pictures. For Beauty's Folly, I made the dandelion leaves MUCH darker, which helped; also painted in the seed heads. For Camouflage, I started working on the seed heads but didn't finish. Maybe pictures tomorrow.

1 comment:

Jim Carmin said...

I have a copy of Philip's handout for you. Jim C.