Spring Break for Painting Classes
Last night was my last painting class of this series. There were only 2 students, but they came prepared to have fun and they did. One of them finished a work in progress — a beach scene — and the other one walked in with a 24×48-inch canvas! She knew exactly what she wanted to do, which was lay down a yellow-green overall background and paint some very loose, big overlapping circles in red, turquoise, and black. I gave her my long faux-finishing brush
to make the circles. Then when her circles were what she wanted, she dried the whole thing with a hair dryer, and put two coats of gloss varnish over that. Then she dried it again, and spread some textural heavy gloss gel over the whole thing. She had to leave it overnight so it can dry enough to take home, but I could tell she was very pleased with her painting. It’s a fun splash of color.
They said they’d like to start up again as soon as I’m ready. I need to take maybe a month to prepare. Now that they’ve played and had some fun, getting to know the materials, I think they’re ready for some structure.