Three times the charm so to speak and I signed up for Oil 1 and 2 at The Art Studio NY with Biljana(who goes by “B“. Not so much a celebrity thing as much as she feels most Westerners cannot properly pronounce her name. Which is likely true due to my experiences mangling the names of Russian and Eastern European girls over the years. Though in all fairness, I’m from Brooklyn and can barely speak proper English:) She like all the instructors I’ve had here at the Art Studio is very hands on, supportive and more so then most… objective(Read: critical in a constructive and very beneficial way). I come here to be “pushed” and expand my horizons…so I want to hear what I’m doing well and where I need improvement(plenty:) In a short amount of time I learned a number of things from B including…
Since oil dries slowly you can just wipe it away vs painting over it in white like with Acrylics
Turpernoid is for primarily for cleaning brushes(I was using it to water down my oils), Linseed Oil and the like for Painting
I’m overly obsessed with “cat-eyed” and Eastern European looking Women
Below is the progression and evolution of Shhh…from initial layout and wash through her various back and forth changes to the completed work. She was rather challenging, especially her hand(B helped me with this dramatically) but I think…well you decide, like they say “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The highlight of this set of classes was going through with B the pics I took of the progression (see below) of Shhh...and seeing how psyched she was of how Shhh… evolved from start to finish. I’m continuing on with another class so stay tuned for lessons learned and new works.