My Wednesday morning class continued on with their impressionist paintings this week from what they had started last week. One student suggested that I have everything written out because it was so confusing with the first notes and the second notes, and the sun lit planes, and the cool planes. She was absolutely right except that normally I have Lois Griffel’s book on hand which I refer the students to when they are confused. THAT was my mistake. I cannot find that book, and instead of running out and buying a new one, I suffered through the consequences. I would like to say, in my defense, that if every student showed up on the first day at the same time (class begins at 9:00 people-refer to #12 on Lisa’s List of Pet Peeves) to hear my initial explanation and we all took it step by step together it would not be as confusing. Damn that Lois Griffel though. She had to go creating this whole complicated systematic approach that I insist on trying to teach.
Here you see a few of my students doing the exercise trying to minimize their discomfort in three digit temperatures. Notice where they are standing. And they did keep moving with the sun. I think we’re going to try some cacti in Death Valley next.