Miriam Queensen writes in detail about her learning art from Paul Boecher who is her instructor at Rum River Art Center. I am proud of my husband’s technique for teaching. It takes time to create a masterpiece. He allows his students to loosen up and enjoy the ride. I’m anxious to see the finished product of Miriam’s painting and love her journaling of the process.
For my acrylic painting class at Rum River Art Center, we’re creating a painting over several sessions, from the beginnings of a color tint/background to the final stage, where we’ll add details to complete the painting. Most of us chose larger canvases than our paintings from the first classes that I wrote about last time; mine is 18″ x 20″.
When I told my father about the painting class, he said he didn’t think he’d have the patience. I think that’s true of most of us — we expect instant gratification in so many areas of our lives (we want immediate responses to texts, instant information at our fingertips, and popcorn takes only 2.5 minutes to make). While working on our paintings, we want them to “look like something,” or be instantly beautiful.
It doesn’t help, perhaps, that our very experienced instructor, Paul Boecher, can conjure a painting…
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