When I started this blog in 2012, I was gradually changing my preferred artistic medium, from acrylics on canvas, to software which manipulates electrons and photons. It’s still fun to pick up a paintbrush from time to time, though, and this is what I painted the last time I did that, in early June, 2016.
Media used: acrylic on canvas.
I thought I would try to paint a migraine headache, and a few years ago, I did so, and painted this. I then fell asleep, and woke up, with, of course, a migraine.
This is my last year teaching at my current school — I’ll be transferring to another school in the same district in the Fall. To create a farewell gift to the school where I have taught for the last three years, I brought a lot of paint and other art supplies from home, bought more when they ran out, and let my students (who are enrolled in Chemistry and Physical Science) paint a large painting of the periodic table on two large wooden boards, each measuring 4′ by 6′. In the Fall, the plan is for the painting to be mounted on the wall of the science wing of my current school, in a location to be chosen by my current department chair, a personal friend of mine.
I think my students did a very good job — better than this picture I took with my cell phone reveals, just due to camera-quality. I am proud of them.