Neon Rivers and Talking Fish

Posted on August 21, 2012 and tagged Personal, Art & Photography

There, I'm finally writing a post about my experience taking the Get Your Paint On course. The course is taught by the amazing Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough, who are both really beautiful artists. I'd been admiring their work for a while before deciding to take this class, so I felt like I was in good hands. It was also exciting to get encouragement and advice from artists I admired so much. The course spanned 5 weeks and you could work on just one painting the whole time, or up to three. I chose to focus on one since I don't really have a ton of experience and I didn't want to take on too much.

I'll spare you the details (because you should really take the course to find out!) but over the 5 weeks I learned to sloooow dooown and take my time with my painting. This was a real challenge for me since I'm such an impatient person. While I didn't end up with a masterpiece, I'm really, really happy with how the painting came out. I worked very hard on it, and I think it's pretty good for my first time. Or maybe it really is a masterpiece and I'm just too humble to say so. :P

Here's the progress of my painting:

Now I'm so excited to get started on my next painting and put all that I learned to use. That'll have to wait a bit though, since all my painting stuff is packed away for the move.

Just a Note: At the time of writing this, the link to the course still goes to the registration page of the course that's over now. But there's a box on the right side where you can put your email address and get notifications about new courses. I highly encourage you to do that. Get Your Paint On: Beyond the Basics was a really great class. If you're an even bigger newbie than me, they also teach a beginner's course.

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