Teacher Update - Kathleen Noffsinger, Painter April 29 2020, 1 Comment
We asked our teachers what they have been doing during the quarantine
Just Another Ordinary Day: Kathleen Noffsinger
As I try to inspire my creative self while self-isolating during Covid-19, I remind myself that I now have lots of time to paint! So why is my time spent doing other things? Well it’s because I cannot seem to actually open my palette. Instead, I am “organizing” my studio, planting my garden with flowers to photograph and paint and forgiving myself when I do nothing at all. I have read 4 novels and revisited all of my gardening books and favorite online gardening websites. Thankfully, I can keep up with my weekly watercolor class through our new private Facebook page! Yes, I give them lessons and homework and they call it Noffsinger University! I look forward to actually seeing my students in person and teaching classes and workshops again … I miss my artist friends!
I am spending lovely afternoons on our dock with my husband, Tom, feeding our freshwater fish, our pair of Canada geese (Clyde and Penelope who are expecting their goslings to hatch any day) and enjoying the antics of our resident Great Blue Heron, whom we have just named Willie Nelson to make life in isolation more fun. Willie enjoys the pleasures of fishing as much as Tom does! With my camera in hand I photograph Willie as he gives me new compositional ideas for my Heron paintings!
On my easel and my newest work-in-progress is “Just Another Ordinary Day”, 24” x 24”, Oil and Cold Wax Medium - A huge butterfly on an osprey nest! I hope to finish it by the end of April. And I am excited to share the news that my new oil painting “Flamingo Party” has been juried into the Art Speaks 2020 show coming soon to the Bay School gallery.
I will be posting updates on classes, shows, new paintings and prints on my website at www.kathleennoffsinger.com and I invite you to visit and leave a comment on the contact page. If you are in the market for a new painting or commissioned artwork, I would be happy to talk with you about your ideas! And no matter how you are spending your isolation, I hope you stay healthy and have as much fun as possible! Here’s to a very happy and joyful Spring!
Use this link https://bayschoolarts.asapconnected.com/StaffDetails.aspx?pk=70075 to check out the great classes Kathleen will be offering at the Bay School.
Use this link https://www.bayschool-arts.com/collections/kathleen-noffsinger to see the artwork Kathleen has in our galery.