Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Painting Continues

I didn't realize when I signed up for the painting class that I would have actual homework! It's not like we're getting graded or anything but since I'm a serious type A person I had to do the assignment, even if it was in the hour or so that I could hold the kids off from touching my painting stuff.

Here it is. Quick and dirty but fun to do.

And then today we did several quick color studies. This was an hour pose.

Until today's class I was still thinking about quitting but I realized today how great this class has been for me. It's helping answer a question I've had for a long time - can I really paint or am I just a standard fill-in-the-colors/copying from a picture kind of painter. Am I any good? Or am I just faking it? Since I haven't had any real formal training, I've always been so intimidated by real painters. And this class is being taught by a real serious nationally recognized talented painter. If anyone can answer that question, she can. And so far, she's given me some pretty good feedback. I'm a novice painter but I have something and that's good enough for me! :)


  1. You do indeed have something! Keep at it, girl. I especially like the laying down pose.

  2. Wow, I really like the painting of the nude. I'm so glad that you're staying with the painting class. Funny, I have the same pull. I drew and painted in my "past" life, but never with any diligence or focus. I've always wondered if I have potential. You do.

  3. As usual - I'm getting here on the late side... But I love it! So proud of you. Can't wait to hear more on Thursday.