Monday, June 20, 2011

IMC: Day 7 (Friday)

Friday was the last day. We're all tired and really don't feel like working on our painting. This was a mixture of a sad and happy day.

I got up early and had every intention of heading into the studio to get more work done. However, after hanging out with people at breakfast and having only an hour left to paint, I decided that it was done enough to look good. I didn't want to mess up the painting in the last hour.

So, went around the studio talking to people and checking out their artwork. The interesting part was that I noticed that the art was not near as finished as I thought they were several nights ago. Most people were about in the same state that I was currently at. The paintings were not finished and there was still a lot of work that needs to be done.

Being tired definitely skews up the results.

So, after the final departing lectures, we had a book-signing where all of the artists and students sign each other's book. Nice part is, since we are all artists, everybody just drew in the other people's books. Once the signing was done, we were done. Everybody was heading out for a big drink-fest party that night in Amherst.

When the day started, I was really planning to go. I decided to go home. The issue is me. I may seem to be out-going, active all of the time, etc. In reality, I'm a pretty quiet person. I spent most of my life alone and I like the quiet. By the end of the week, I really really needed to get away from people. So, hopped into my car and did the 4 hour drive home in the quiet.

It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back, next year.

1 comment:

  1. That was a really great post, Doug. We went through many of the same frustrations that week but we both came out at the end as better artists (although a tad bruised on the emotional front--hey--no pain, no gain!). Hopefully, I'll be able to get back there--if not in 2014 then definitely 2015.

    Keep painting, my friend!