Ok, I admit, this painting was a bit detailed for painters to complete in just a 2 hour sitting... BUT YOU DID IT! These guys did a great job following the steps in just 2.5 hours (because, like I said, it was too much for the time allotted to us!).
In 2016 I began to teach painting to groups of up to 40 people. It was HARD. If you think painting is hard, try painting while you are walking around the room, holding your canvas, and stuffing your insecurities down all while reaching inward for a fun and encouraging art teacher. I couldn't believe it! She was there.
Experimenting with paints can be a frustrating experience if you are invested in the finished product being the best painting you've ever done. Sometimes they turn out that way, but remember that trial and error is part of the path to a better understanding of your tools and techniques.
It's been 2 years since I leaped into the wild frontiers of teaching painting! I remember prepping for that first class. I practiced painting the brightly colored representation of the Seattle skyline twice before the third time when I taught the application of paint and various techniques to a room of 30ish people. I rehearsed and recorded myself teaching the steps to the unresponsive walls of my bedroom. I realized how much I said filler words like "um", and "like" and "really", like you know?
The ultimate dream that I have for my business is actually to do just that! I want to paint, I want to be creative, I want to teach the paintings and the style that I've actually developed for myself, and I want to show those around me how to actually do that for themselves, and how to actually acquire the skills needed to unlock their own creativity and be successful and feel happy with what they're doing as well!