And below are my kids, whipped into shape by the last day (and it only took a little chocolate to bribe them). : ) Thank you all for such a fun week!
I mentioned one day last week about an exercise I had them do with a minimum number of brush strokes and subsequently got lots of emails/questions about that. One of the biggest reasons I hear about why people take my class is to become looser/less fussy. Of the things I suggest to my students, among them are: squint and see shapes and values rather than objects; make each brush stroke count/be deliberate; rather than defining your subject, consider suggesting it, with brush strokes . These things are very important in how I paint. I hope that explains it.