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Park slide

Park slide
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Art school

Art classes: week 1

I went to my first ever art class on Wednesday night. I was nervous, but then, everyone else in the room (14 other students) probably was too. We’re just about all beginners.

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Art school

I haven’t drawn or painted anything in about three weeks now (I’ve been getting back into running and looking for a new job), but I’m starting art classes tomorrow night, so you should see something here from me soon!

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Skip Whitcomb on composition

The first mark you put down on [your] canvas is the fifth one that’s there…. The first four marks are the edges of the canvas…. So, that first mark you put down had better have some relationship to those four edges.

Skip Whitcomb on The Artful Painter
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More materials for art class

Art materials

I bought the rest of the materials for my art class today. Not cheap, even when you buy the “affordable” stuff, but I’m all set now. I’m looking forward to trying charcoal drawing, and I’m happy to finally have a palette knife. (No more misshaping my round brush by mixing paint with it!)