For a week I’ll be teaching high school and college art teachers at a university in Texas in June.
Oops! I received a number of emails from the university urging me to use water-based oils for the class. There are a number of companies scaring the gullible and risk adverse about alleged health consequences related to the use of some artist materials. I teach the use of professional methods and materials which I have employed for fifty years or so, including the use of oil paint and turpentine, and I’m still in perfect health at the advanced age of seventy-two. I’m afraid I have contempt for the whiny weanies of this world, will not teach something I don’t believe in and so I’ve cancelled the class.