Interesting week

Burning the candle at both ends these last few weeks. Monday, Debbie and I went canoeing (my first time this summer) up the Pine Creek. Lots of cows keeping an eye on us. Several bald eagles made an appearance also. The day I don't bring my camera, made me keep kicking myself the whole trip. Every bend in the water was a Monet waiting to be painted...poop. It took us four hours and we were mud from head to toe. Good day. Tuesday and Thursday were my days to teach a kids' acrylic painting class at The Next Picture Show art center. We used a Cezanne still life to paint from. On Sunday, I painted one for the class to work from. Those were done in the morning. Fun, but very tiring. The 10 students were of varying ages. But, all in all, a very satisfying experience. Here's a pic of the remaining kids waiting for their parents to pick them up, and one of the students and her almost-finished piece! As you can see, these children are very shy.... is a little 5 x 7 acrylic I did this past Sunday. Fun. It's the front sidewalk of our restaurant.