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NEW PAINTING Confidante

 

"Confidante," 16" x 20", acrylics and graphite on gallery wrapped canvas, painted around the sides, $649 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Please message me. 

So this one started out as a demonstration painting for my online students. They got about 5 hours of active painting and Q&A in real time, broken into sessions happening on Friday and yesterday. Even still, that wasn't enough time to finish this painting - I spent a good chunk of today tying up loose ends and finessing the piece. And now I'm editing a shorter video that summarizes the final stages that took place off camera.

It's a different way of teaching, for certain. I'm used to leading in person workshop experiences, but in light of covid and the uncertainty of when it will be safe for all to travel (and spend) again, I built an online space that provides the same sort of quality instruction. I think it's actually a better learning opportunity, quite frankly, in that the sessions don't all happen inside the span of 4 packed days, and it's far more affordable than the travel, lodging and tuition expenses incurred in getting to a traditional art workshop. Students are able to work at their own pace, from the comfort of their own studios, and with the added luxury of investing as much time as they desire on each principle. It'll be interesting to see how much my students gather and grow in the coming months. Already I've seen some very exciting work evolving under their brushes.

Thanks for following along on my painting journey.
Stay well,
Fondly, Kim

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