Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ten peppers — oil on panel completed painting by Paul Baldassini

“ is all very well for you to paint simply and the simpler the better. But do not start to think so damned simply. Know how complicated it is and then paint it simply.”    — Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

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Its been a while since I posted on this Blog.  Juggling paying work including photo restoration and a temporary full-time art instruction teaching position at a local private CT high school kept me away from the easel for a lot longer that than I would have preferred.  That teaching experience was the most rewarding full-time work I've done since I moved to CT over 7 years ago. I enjoyed it immensely and feel more than ever that I belong teaching art and/or digital graphics, be it part-time or full-time, in a learning institution. I know that the students enjoyed my short time there with them and learned and grew as artists.  I continue to have photo restoration work but the full-time teaching position is over for now with my status "full-time substitute".  A superb school with a generous, helpful and understanding staff and great students.  I get called in on occasion to substitute other classes but in the meantime I'm back to painting again.

Here are the last two in-progress stages of “Ten peppers”, along with the final work.

I spent 23 hours or so, from start to finish.