I started the fall with a couple of classes at the local community college, painting 1 and art appreciation.
Learning to use a paintbrush versus glass cutting tools has proven to be a bit more of a challenge than I expected. Yes, if I don't like something on my painting I can always cover it up with more paint., but lights and shadows were never an issue in glass. To look at ordinary objects and create a picture of the lines, colors, and shadows to represent the objects proves to be a lot harder than I thought it would be.
So from the beginning of the semester, every painting I've brought home, I've rolled up and stuck in the corner of my room. Today I decided that I'm taking this class as a learning process, so in the long run I hope to apply some of the techniques I'm learning onto glass. (somehow)
This evening I decided to unroll my paintings and show the world (or at least my peeps that look at my blog;) Yes, I will roll them back up and stick them back in the corner, but I feel productive and am learning something new.