8 X 8 oil painting on treated board
When I first started painting about five years ago, my instructor suggested that we try teaching art classes to improve our skills. So I purchased enough supplies to teach a class size of 30. Lucky for me most of my classes where only 8-12 students. ( small was good ) The above painting of apples in a bowl was one of the painting that I would instruct them to paint. We did it step by step together. Most who participated were surprised that they could complete what looked to them like a difficult painting in a few hours. I learned more than just painting from instructing. I learned that I liked helping others do more than they thought they could and also I learned that i could do more also!
In about a week I am off to Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland! While there I will learn how to improve my cooking skills and work hard to acquire their 12 Week Certificate.