I enjoy working under different artists, as it helps me to learn new techniques and tease my own style from a newly acquired skill set. I'm gaining ground one lesson at a time, and I found Sherwin's Gallery a conducive atmosphere for creativity. When you walk in, there are a number of easels supporting white washed wood for student use. The gallery owner, Ian Sherwin, encouraged all of us (roughly fifteen) to make ourselves at home. I gladly did so, running around barefoot and sifting through past students' work before picking from hundreds of colors to paint with.
Once I got started, I just kinda had fun with it, and I made a fantastic mess, if you ask me. My fellow students were reluctant to mention it when I got paint on my face, which was often, so my progress was punctuated by frequent trips to the bathroom. I kept my face clean most of the night, but I somehow managed to get paint in my hair. I suppose that's beside the point...
By the end of the three hour session, I had completed what I went there to do and with the approval of my instructor. Needless to say, I wagged my tail the whole way home! I'm really excited to go back one day soon, maybe even with Phillip.
|The finished piece. Mind the mess.|