Thursday, October 1, 2009

charles burchfield, 1893-1967

clockwise from top left:
dandelion field(?)
cottage in the trees, 1955
child's garden, 1917
four seasons (definitely one of my new favorite paintings)

yet another artist whose work makes me wish i could paint with watercolors...or paint at all, really. here is some more info. his wikipedia page isn't really all that interesting.
in other news (except not really news, i was just trying to give you some warning that i am about to change subjects), i haven't been posting about my classes because...well,...i just haven't. but they've been going really well! i just wrote my first quiz ever for my art history students, and now i have the pleasure of grading it. so far there have been only a couple completely b.s.-ed answers, which are quite funny to read, except that i then have to mark them wrong. ;( i now realize that teachers are not fooled by b.s. answers. not fooled at all. for the sake of review i put together a blog, so if you're interested in seeing what exactly we're talking about, it's pretty much all there. yes, the terrible spacing makes me cringe every time i look at or think about it; i am really starting to hate blogger and its terrible dashboard/posting layout, and the way it mysteriously adds spaces or takes them away when you publish a post. *SIGH* woe is me...