On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Friday, July 10, 2009

No, Goofus, it's not what you think

Working with the art teacher at Juvenile Hall can get repetitive at times. Six times a week I ladle out acrylic paint on palette paper for the kids to use in their work. Some of the colors look identical in a blob so demand some explanation.

"This one is the purple, this one is black and this one is Hooker's green."

Now I've got their attention. Snigger, snigger.

Just so everyone knows, everyone at one time, William Hooker was a 19th century artist who created spectacular paintings of fruit.

He also developed his own mixture of green, so striking that it became well known throughout the artistic community as Hooker's green. It's the very dark green he used for the shadows in the hidden parts of the leaves.

That's the seventh time I've said it this week. You can stop smirking now and get back to work.

1 comment:

  1. So funny, and now I know something I didn't know before. You are good with those kids. It's inspiring to read about them.


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