January 4, 2009
Back when I was in junior high school, we didn’t have any standardized tests to study for, so we had time to take subjects like home ec and art. This painting, recently unearthed from my basement, was done in one of those classes. Based on the notes on the back, I believe the assignment was to demonstrate an understanding of the concept “warm analogous color scheme”. I also believe this was supposed to be a self-portrait, but I sure look a lot older and better coiffed than I remember being in junior high. While I don’t remember the specifics of the assignment, I do remember the art room; it was down near the end of the first floor hall, with huge tables to work on and cabinets all around full of interesting supplies. I loved that space.