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I had a private painting lesson this week with a fellow who wanted to paint from an old photo of his daughter. The photograph itself presented so many obstacles that copying it would never result in a solid painting.

I had a private painting lesson this week with a fellow who wanted to paint from an old photo of his daughter. The photograph itself presented so many obstacles that copying it would never result in a solid painting. To demonstrate how one might move through the process of capturing the essence of this moment he wanted to remember I decided to just start from scratch. In the three hour session we moved through Notan, line, form, value, color, edges… it was like painting on speed – but it resulted in a sweet little painting. We were both very pleased.

While I love teaching in group lessons, COVID still prevents that.  I’m offering 1/2 day lessons that are completely tailored to each students challenges, obstacles, aesthetic desires, and of course, their starting point.  1/2 day private lessons are $300 and include all the supplies you need for the session.  Email me to schedule a lesson for yourself.

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