Show and Tell: Five Things for January
Today is show and tell day at ITAT. These are my five things that I want to show you because they get me excited about stuff and I like sharing.
5. Everybody Loves Monet
But few people really understand his work and what he really achieved in painting. I’ll save that for another time but I will confirm that everyone loves Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France just outside of Paris. Heather Chase is a former student who accompanied us on tour and we had the opportunity to photograph and draw in Monet’s colorful paradise.
4. Pompeii is Great but Carry Plenty of Water
Located in a hot and arid region of Italy, Pompeii is large and a lot of walking. On a recent excursion I broke my own rule of staying hydrated. What you can see is my water bottle on the column. What you can’t see that I was really dehydrated and felt some ill effects for the next few travel days. Follow Mom’s advice…drink your water.
3. Always Finish What You Started
I’m an artist and I make paintings. The above image is of the Rialto bridge in Venice, Italy. I started it on site and never quite finished. I still like it nonetheless.
2. John Adams Hung Out in Cool Places like Amsterdam
Enough said…I heard he steered clear of the Red Light District.
1. Memory Doesn’t Serve Me Well
This is a fresco in a church in Italy. Which church? Can’t remember. Why didn’t I take better notes? Still check out the graffiti dating back centuries. Tagging walls must be in our DNA.