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e v e goes to art school

Some people are into S&M; I am into art school. Between the self-inflicted torture and the nudity, the two may not be too different. In any case, I have moved to San Francisco to study painting at California College of the Arts and will be here for the next two years.

My teacher handed out popcorn to the class in my first painting class. Not to eat, but to paint. The challenge was to represent one teensy tiny kernel on a three foot long by three foot high canvas, painting in black, white and grays.

It’s amazing how every one of the students had such a different vision. I am posting pictures of the seven different paintings and am keeping them anonymous for now. Please post your guess below as to which one is mine. They are labeled 1 – 7, and you can see each painting’s number assignment by scrolling your mouse over it. If you want some clues, you can check out some of my other work by clicking to the link on the left that says Return to my Portfolio Website. I will send the correct guesser a special treat. (If there’s more than one, I will choose at random, just like the guys at Car Talk.) Check back in October to see who guessed correctly! And I apologize that Painting 1 is partially obscured by my teacher who is walking by it.

17 Responses to “e v e goes to art school”

  1. Meredy and Stiehl Says:

    We’re guessing number 5!

  2. Davey Says:

    I think it’s #3 or #7. I’m gonna go with #3. Both feel like your painting style to me, but #3’s composition seems a little more like you than the other one. Fingers crossed I win!!!

  3. Agata Says:

    I vote #3. And for the record I decided #3 before I clicked on comments and saw that Davie chose #3.

  4. Jason Says:


  5. Agata Says:

    PS Nice interactive blog!

  6. poalily Says:


  7. Chrissy Says:

    I think number 5

  8. amyebbs Says:

    I’m gonna have to go with 5 too! Something about the brush strokes. Though I did give serious consideration to 3… I decided this before I looked at the comments, I can’t believe how many of us “5”s there are, makes me feel like maybe we’re onto something? 😉

  9. Maggie Says:

    I vote for #5. Love the “S&M” mention…as that can also stand for “Seth & Maggie”…we are thinking of having a leather and chain theme for our wedding because of it. :)

  10. Billi Jennings Says:

    Hi Em, I say # 2 :)

  11. D2 Says:

    I’m going #2. That’s based on absolutely nothing, other than the women on your wall and knowing you. I thought I was the only one, but now see someone else chose it too.

  12. Marla Says:

    Hmmm….I think it’s #5 (though I seriously considered 2 and 3). Love the website, by the way!!

  13. Gail Schneider Says:

    Hi Emily,
    I think it’s number 3, although number 5 was my initial thought. I remember these sorts of assignments well- I often didn’t think I would enjoy doing them and then I would. Hope you are happy with school.

  14. Heidi, Marty and Ana Says:

    Hey Niece, Cousin,

    We think it is #2, though we really don’t have a clue. It is a little more abstract, like some of your other work.

  15. Phyllis Says:

    I think number 5. 3 is a close second guess.

  16. Lynne VAn Engel Says:

    I think it is 3, 5, or 7
    Cool paintings!

  17. janetkarp Says:

    I am sticking with my initial gut feeling that yours is #5!

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