Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Time to Breathe

The finish line the minute "Before" 

After witnessing the tragedy in Boston on Monday,
I was too emotional and sad to do much of anything yesterday.

So I took a long, sunny walk in the woods with Cello
 to reflect and breathe. 
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by 
this tragic event and I am so grateful to those who
responded so quickly and bravely. 
Be Strong Boston! 

There are two more spaces left in my spring 
"Back to Basics" class starting next Tuesday at the 
Come join us!
Even though it says it's "continued",
you do not need to have taken the first session! 

320 Painting Simply/Back to Basics continued

Learn how to approach painting by breaking the subject down into big simple shapes first. This process helps students loosen up and become more intuitive and spontaneous. Through a series of quick exercises and demonstrations, we will discover how to build a painting from start to finish, with an emphasis on strong composition and the use of correct values. Students will work from simple still life set-ups and photographs, using a limited palette and large brushes. At the end of each session, students will share their work and thoughts. A working knowledge of medium and materials would be helpful, although each will be covered in class content. While this is a class designed for those interested in oil painting techniques and concepts, instruction in the use of acrylic painting will be limited. The class will be limited to 8 students.

4/23–5/28 Tuesday am 9:30–12:30


  1. The world is a small place now, Nancy, and we all share your sorrow. xxx

  2. Oh Nancy,
    I was so sad to hear of the tragic events in Boston. I'm sure you will be shaken up for a while. Just so you know, your painting continues to inspire : )

  3. Nancy,
    Thank God you were across the street on Monday. I wish that meant that you're unhurt, but I know you'll always be scarred by what you experienced. Let your GJWPs help. I also sent a comment to all of them. And because she has no idea what happened (except that her mom is so sad), Cello is your safe haven. Hug her plenty; she can take it.

  4. :( so, so, sad and traumatizing. Glad all of my friends are physically unscathed.