Opening Night Toasts & Pubilicity Mugshots

© Dominique LIEPPE

Here’s a photo of me in front of one of my paintings last Friday at the opening night. Thanks to Dominique Lieppe, photographe extraordinaire! Besides me is the chateau director, Arnaud with a bottle of Chateau Masburel dry white. We really did have some delicious wine that night for sure & it was a pleasure to talk with vignernons & wine buffs about the culture of wine.However, recently, there’s been a few photos of me in front of ‘mes ouevures’ .. with bottles & glasses of wine. Somewhat worryingly…as I feel I should have my brushes, as that’s all I really have.

‘Knight-Time Plein-Airiste ?’

Clint Eastwood wisely advised not to take oneself too seriously…. but to take one’s craft very seriously.

I love teaching as well as painting. Us teachers don’t really have paint brushes; they aren’t our most important ‘tool’ . IMO, our most important ‘tool of the trade’ is the ability to listen & communicate.Help to discover for oneself …

Here’s a photo of me in a teaching dialogue (& loving very minute of it).


All I can think about is the immutable Cézanne in front of his easel with his brushes.

1885-87
Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in
Collection the Artist’s Family, Paris

 

3 Comments on “Opening Night Toasts & Pubilicity Mugshots

  1.  by  Casey Klahn

    Adam, I replied to your emails but they bounced back due to some e-vaguery.
    Do you have another email address to send to me, or perhaps email me a facebook link?

  2.  by  Adam Cope

    thank you casey

    these mug shoots! i must have one for professionel usage that has me with my brushes.

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