01 March 2009

Teaching and Lovin' It

I just finished a six-week session with beginning oil painting students and I think you will be as amazed as me when you see their progress. Please take a moment and look at the slide-shows.

This week promises to be a busy one. The live auction for the guitars for the Tucson Symphony is Saturday evening at the Star Pass Resort, and I still don't know what I'm going to wear;-) I scraped out almost all of the small paintings I did last week; maybe I was being hypercritical. Painting is an isolated experience that demands full attention and incredible discipline. When I was becoming unusually frustrated, I found myself doing really stupid things I knew I shouldn't do, and of course it was downhill from there.

I prefer to acknowledge these episodes as learning experiences. Tomorrow is another day, and also the chance to do a good painting.

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Blogger Jackiestubbsfilm said...

I saw the slideshow, and all of your students produced such great art!
It makes me want to think about taking one of your art classes! Ha, ha.

I just wanted to quickly let you know that I have been thinking about you, and that's why I took some time to read and look at your blog to see what neat things you've been up to.

I'm proud of your art work--the guitar is so amazing. And the big floral painting you just recently finished does look great in it's new home!

I miss you with all my heart, everyday.

03 April, 2009 03:38  

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