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Mom’s Artwork::Exhibit 11: Three color illustrations

I don’t remember this assignment from The Famous Artists School. I’m sure she used magazine advertisements as the models. She did that a lot.

This first one garnered many comments and suggestions:

  • Experiment!
  • See how an imaginative sky color adds to the sunny effect? (arrow to sky)
  • Richer tan flesh colors
  • Blue and orange are complementary (contrasts) (arrow to shirt, outlined in orange)
  • Yellow is complemented by violet (arrow to ocean as contrasted to yellow sky)
  • Warm (arrow to green in pants)
  • Cool (arrow to sand?)
  • Warmest — most intense color in foreground

This one only had a couple of comments

  • Deeper values — cooler bluer colors — think of moon as a cool light source (arrow to moon)
  • Keep shadows flat — little light is reflected at night

This last one was praised.

  • Values quite good!
  • White stripes help to relieve intensity of background (pointing to stripes in background)

Clinton’s Inaugural Ball

In 1997 I (middle of the photo) was teaching the 6th grade with my friend Joan (third from the right in the photo). Her mother (farthest to the left in the photo) was an elementary school principal and through an organization she belonged to procured tickets to a minor inaugural ball for whomever wanted them. I immediately said yes and asked both my mother (second from the left) and aunt (third from the left) if they were interested. Joan brought her mother and another teacher, Caroline (second from right) brought her daughter (farthest to the right).

We had fun (I had too much fun) and we had our photo taken.

Today the only two people from that photo still living are Joan and me. When each person died I remembered this photo and thought of that photo in Back to the Future where the family members disappeared. In our case though, any disappearance was not due to not ever having been, but because they no longer were. I’ve misplaced my photo and just came across Mom’s copy.

Joan’s mom, my mom, my aunt Ginny, Me, Joan, Carolyn, Carolyn’s daughter