|"A Sultry Afternoon"|
My friend Monika brought along a friend of her's from out of town (Dave) on day two. Dave is still a puppy painter and was having a hard time on his first attempt at painting in the great outdoors.
I took pity and being the pushy teacher that I am, I jumped in and asked if he would like some help. Dave was more than happy to get some guidance and so I pointed out a few things he could do to improve his approach. For one, he was using too many colors on his palette so I squeezed out just three colors plus black and white to get him started. Then I illustrated on the side of his board how he could block out the major shapes and just jigsaw the simple landscape together. Dave proved an apt pupil and jumped right in following directions carefully. The improvement in his work was startling but I couldn't convince him to let me take a photo of it. He promises though that by next year he'll be good competition for me. My friend Monika did a great piece - I gave her a lesson also and above is my evening's work.
|Dave getting a lesson|
|Me - looks like I'm talking to someone there - or catching flies.|
Hmm. Think it's time for Weight Watchers again. This
was on Day 1 when I painted the above piece.