Monday, April 5, 2010

Painter's Palette

Remember, I teach at a community college, and all of my students are between the age of 50 and 90. It is an exclusive group--you can't get into the class unless you are at least 50 years old. We have some wonderful paintings emerging from this group that I am delighted to be able to share on our blog.


Marcus Buckingham said, "We're all filled with naturally recurring patterns that make us unique – they're called talents. And our charge is to bloody well use them." No one agrees with that statement more than I do!

I remember clearly the first day I saw some of the paintings you see below as they flickered across a computer screen. Not for the first time, I felt that emotional click that tells me something exceptional is happening on a student's computer.

This is Gail Jones and these are a few of her paintings. We will feature more of them tomorrow.

We were talking about her work and she explained that she tries to paint the feelings she has when she sees a special image. Below you will see several examples of the results.

Charming and interesting portraits of childhood...

pensive little people...

unique and lovely.

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." Leo Buscaglia

A special thank you to Gail Jones for sharing her marvelous paintings with us!


Anonymous said...

WOW! What talent!

Sage said...

What beautiful paintings; she si so talented; very impressed with Gail's work.