I have been working on more paintings..and finished one so far. There is a story with this one. The artist I was studying under lives across the country which makes it hard to get critiques and ask questions.
SO, I decided it was in my best interest to look for another teacher. A friend takes lessons from a local artist. I checked her out and thought I would go to a lesson and see what she was like. Turns out she is a nationally known impressionist (my interest), sells world-wide, and has her own gallery here in St. Augustine! Alright!! I LOVED the lesson! She teaches small classes, lets you work on your own material if you want, and has class critiques at the end of each lesson. Exactly what I was looking for! She is also reasonable in what she charges! Thank goodness!!
The painting is one I did in her class. I was going to do another seascape..but she had photos of a butterfly on a flower for the students to do. So, hey, I thought why not? It turned out I learned a lot from it and really enjoyed doing it! I have both the reference photo and the painting below. Enjoy!
|reference photo from class|
8 x 11
|"Rogue Wave" under construction|