I gave a couple of talks last week, one for the community at large and one for the teaching symposium held here a few days ago.
Perhaps my favorite part of giving talks/lectures is the Q&A time afterward. I get into it. Here’s an example:
That’s me in 2008, answering a question at the Glen Arbor Art Association. There I am, totally sun-burned, wine in hand, and in my element.
But I think the best way to answer questions is after my daughters run up to the front of the room and want to be with their dad while he talks:
Wow. That’s a lot of life lived between the first image and the second.
For the record, Miranda asked a question herself while there in my arms. After looking at the image of one of my paintings up on the screen at the time, she asked, “Dad, don’t you think we should draw more back into that painting?”
No, babe, I think it’s done :)