All classes were cancelled on the west campus of Valencia College last Thursday. For me, that meant an unexpected day off. Whatever would I do with an entire day off? As a wife and mother, I had an endless list to choose from: I could mop and vacuum, organize closets, clean out the fridge and pantry, dust, or do laundry–but the painter in me had a much shorter, completely different priority list: Paint.
I certainly could have used the time to make corrections on my most recent series, but I had a hidden agenda. I had spent the last seven weeks tethered to a syllabus that delegated every brush stroke. On my day off, I just wanted to paint. And that’s exactly what I did.
“Something Fishy” Acrylic on canvas