I usually only read one book at a time, but I’m currently reading four, switching around from time to time. I’ve been reading a biography of Titian, the famous Venetian painter of the 16th century, by Sheila Hale. It’s not only about the painter, but it’s a good read about life in Venice at that time. I’m also reading “Inspiration in Photography” by Brooke Haden, whom I’ve mentioned in a previous post, “Mastering Composition” by Andrew Gibson, and “The Feast of the Goat,” a novel by the Peruvian Nobel Prize winner, Mario Vargas Llosa. It’s a fictional account of the last day in the life of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo.
I suppose along with my newly energized (re-)motivation to plunge into my digital artwork, I’ve also been motivated to take a look at art in general. It can only help with the digital side of art. I’d like to take a non-online drawing class, but I’ve seen nothing being offered at the time here. There was a colleague at the school last year who had a class, but she’s since left–I should have taken the class while she was here. I’ll keep looking. More later.