Sunday, May 05, 2013
"White House" 6 x 6 oil
The theme for Girls Just Wanna Paint in April was "white". I debated setting up a white still life, painting boats, clouds, laundry.... or something or one named "White". Each Tuesday I take my teen daughter to an evening college class, and spend my time in the nearby library grading my math students' tests and quizzes or lesson planning for the 3 hours. This past week, I decided to paint. As we drove to the college-class destination, I had her look up "white" in the vicinity of the college. She found White Road, White Street, Grumpy White's Bar.. intriguing. I the end, I decided to do a little exploring after I dropped her off. I found lovely neighborhoods I had never seen, and decided to plant myself next to an interesting intersection where this lovely bungalow sat across the street, caught in the late afternoon sun. I painted from my car, amid the hubbub of the neighborhood, children on bikes, commuters walking home, joggers, walkers, mailboxes being opened, pizza delivery men coming and going... and I listened to NPR while I painted. Great way to spend some time. I love evenings in the spring. Thanks for looking.