Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Taking the Plunge!




I've been asked to teach, give private lessons, give demos.  While flattering, I have resisted all requests for multiple reasons: inexperience, lack of confidence, lack of knowledge (I know this, even if they don't).  Seriously, how do I teach when there's so much I don't know?  Anyway, I finally did a demo at the Sunriver Art Faire last weekend.  (The lady who arm-twisted me into it was on my hit list the last three gut-wrenching days beforehand, although I am now quite fond of her!)

So the demo consisted of the above three canvases: 1) a toned canvas with the sketch on it, 2) a partially-painted canvas (which I attempted to complete during the demo), and 3) a finished painting to show the audience where I was going. 

Speaking of the audience, it consisted of 5-10 people who, for the most part, came and went.  Which didn't hurt my feelings at all!  There was one young girl who asked tons of questions and helped to make the hour pass quickly. 

Overall, a good experience.  I'm glad I did it.

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3 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

well, the painting turned out great! congratulations on taking the plunge......and succeeding!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

If you have something to share you are a teacher. If someone asks you to teach them, give it a try. They won't bite you and you'll be surprised at how gratifying it is. I do like your paintings.

Rachel Harvey said...

Thank you, Jenny. someday.... :)