Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Teaching Art in Texas and a Florence Sunset

Cari Amici,

Ciao, come stai? I am currently planning my teaching schedule for this summer’s return to central Texas. The locations and class subjects have yet to be determined, but if you are interested in something specific and/or new topics, please send me an e-mail. Past classes have included: Sculptural Anatomy, Figure Sculpture, Sculpting Hands and Feet, Stone Carving, and Web Site Creation for Artists. I can also add to this: Drawing the Human Figure

And by all means, forward this item to anyone you think might be interested in learning some art. If you do write to tell me what classes interest you, please also include your preferred (or perhaps “CANNOT MAKE IT”) dates and let me know if you prefer weekends, weekdays, morning, afternoon, or evening time slots. I will try to accommodate as many students as I can.

Thank you for all of your interest and I hope you enjoy this sunset image over the famous Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, that I took tonight.

A dopo,

Street Painting – Florence, Italy

Cari Amici,

In honor of my sister-in-law Vicky’s birthday today, I painted a mermaid by JW Waterhouse as my street painting project on Via Calimala in Florence, Italy. This was my first time out as a madonnara since I accepted that I have influenza. I arrived about 1:30 p.m. and was rained out twice. The first time, my colleague Wilson convinced me to stay. And he was right.

Not only did the rain not last and my drawing dried back out relatively quickly and was mostly unharmed, but also several friends stopped by afterwards, making the day more enjoyable.

Alas, the second rain hit about 8 p.m. and this time we both packed up and went home. Allora, I did not finish this drawing, but there were not many people out tonight, so it was just as well that I only worked 7 hours or so.

Happy Birthday, Vic!