Sorry for the glare. (Can you see my reflection? ) The painting was behind glass in a room with a lot of daylight – photographing it was a bit of challenge.
tree study, Frederic Kellogg
This is another painting (actually, a study for a larger painting, I think) from the Farnsworth in Rockland. In looking for some additional information about Frederic Kellogg, I discovered that I not only like this painting, I really like his work in general. Check out these: Birch and Island. Absolutely gorgeous! Most of his landscapes are beautiful without being too idyllic — Eagle Island is a good example. And his other paintings (what should I call them — non-landscapes? scenes?) have sort of a pop-art aesthetic about them, which I love! Here are two I really like: Ridgeway Carry Out and One Way.
Are you surprised to hear that I like pop art? People usually are, I’ve found. Lichtenstein, of course, is one of my favorites. Check out these:
We Rose Up Slowly
Aren’t those great?! His work is just so interesting to me and he has such a great sense of humor and…well, I just like him.
Ok, enough with the art and on to the news…
A little background first: you may remember me mentioning that I sort of simultaneously hold two positions at the College right now — my original full-time position and another position on an interim basis for which I hope to eventually be hired permanently. Each of these positions is in a different division of the same department. The director of the division for my original position resigned and left the College at the end of June. That’s the background; here’s the news: yesterday, the director of the division for my interim position took an immediate “leave of absence.” I think you know what I mean. Seriously, people, my building is emptying out so fast, pretty soon it’s going to have an echo! (Is it me? Maybe I smell bad…) For the immediate future, the vice president of the department is acting as the point-of-contact (for staff and constituents) for both divisions that have director vacancies. Poor guy, as if he didn’t already have enough work to do… Anyway, needless to say, this was pretty stunning news, especially first thing on a Monday morning. But it is what it is and there’s much work to be done. There are a number of issues which have to be dealt with immediately (let me tell you, I spent all day yesterday putting out fires) and several fairly large pending projects. And in addition to the work, there’s the question of my job status: am I going to be in limbo (doing two jobs, yikes!) indefinitely? That’s a scary prospect…
So, yeah, things are a little crazy in my little corner of the world. I’ll do the best I can, but please bear with me if my posting becomes a bit more sporadic. That being said, I still have a few more “art” photographs on deck, so those will be coming along shortly…
What’s going on with you? Please tell me your workplace is uneventful and fulfilling? Your home life is happy and peaceful? You’re good, all around, right? C’mon people, I’m trying to live vicariously here…
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