April 13, 2012

Stopping and Asking for Directions….

I’m so glad I’m not a man, because they will rarely stop and ask for directions!  Just kidding. 

But this is exactly what I did.  I finally signed up for a “real life” art class, with a real life teacher.  And she is amazing!  Most of the students there were into painting and they were doing some amazing work. The other two, first time students today, were poised to paint pears.  Well, I just don’t see myself as a pear-painting-patron. It was a good thing that they encouraged us to bring whatever we wanted and the instructor will help us with it.  So, I’ll give you three guesses as to what I needed help with….

Bingo! Yaht-see!  That’s right… FACES!  And what wonderful tips she gave me. She told me that children’s faces are soft and smooth, that I had made my wave-swimmer’s face too angular…too defined.  I just needed to go in and soften her face up.  Done by evening out the contrasts, the shading.

I am so excited!  I was amazed at how simple her explanation of my problem was.  I needed to hear her tell me how to fix it, cuz I couldn’t fix it on my own.  I had already applied some permanent lines (remember the out-ling pop I like)….luckily I was able to work around those marks.

Bye for now!!…she’s still not done.

1 comment:

JP said...

As they say, "you are never too old to learn!"

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