First, my six month old son Brendan spent a day in the emergency room and a night in the hospital, after the cold he had been fighting for the past three weeks evolved into what the doctors first thought was pneumonia, but later diagnosed as acute viral bronchialitis. He’s home now and doing much better. Over the weekend, however, my wife and I experienced how gut-wrenchingly difficult it is to be the parent of a very sick baby who is suffering when you can’t do anything to make it better.
Of much lesser importance, I was challenged on two posts I had made here regarding a lecture on color by Graydon Parrish that I attended. In an excess of enthusiasm, I had shared my lecture notes on this blog, even though attendees were asked to be discreet. I was asked in no uncertain terms to take the posts down, which I did immediately because it was Graydon’s stuff and he did not want it out there. I received considerable criticism on the Cennini Forum for having posted in the first place, which I accepted because I was wrong to have done so without asking permission first. I would describe the experience as an excellent character-building exercise, but no fun at all.
I’m sorry I have not posted anything about art here in the last week or so. I’ll get back to that soon.
p.s. In the midst of the posting fiasco I was also accused of presenting myself as having some kind of direct connection to Graydon Parrish. I don’t think I have done so, but I’d like to state here unequivocally that I have absolutely no relationship with Mr. Parrish other than having attended a lecture by him and participating on an internet forum where he posts from time to time.
p.p.s. I am very thankful to the people who have written to me to offer their support.