Sunday, April 10, 2011
I've always like the east gate entrance to the main building. It's tall and elegant and full of windows that reflect the wide open sky. The spacious walkway in the summer has huge pots of petunias that lead up to the entrance. This is an exploratory draft of a painting that, if all goes well, I would submit to the gallery in the fall semester for the September celebration.
I really like how the sky is reflected in the windows, and the close up of the flower pot.
Ink and watercolor.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
But now it's open and it's beautiful. They expanded the back of the library into the green space. That back wall is now a curved expanse of windows, with a nice padded seating all around. This plus a skylight means lots of natural light. This is me standing in front of the new display shelves. To the right is a beautiful fireplace, and in front of me are soft, buttery leather chairs. We were offered coffee and cookies. It was nice to see the staff smiling again. This is a good use of my tax dollars.