In art college, very little is directed to the how of it. No one taught me how to prepare a canvas or organize a palette of colors. No one showed me how Rembrandt or Rubens painted.
Now, it's time to learn the how.
I'm taking a painting class that is the exact opposite of the painting classes I had in college. This one is all technique and no content. No one cares why I'm painting; they only care how. A hard mental switch, and a slow process of painting. But I'm happy. (See the finished painting here)
|The underdrawing on my carefully prepared wooden panel|