Sometimes you have to go back in order to go forward. Today was my last day of teaching art classes until September. I'm lucky enough to have a great group of funny, sweet & talented students. I didn't think I would be sad to see them go but I was (sorta). Some I will see over the summer with workshops but will miss the weekly laughter & "ah ha" moments. As the last group departed today, I thought I love ya but GET OUT! It's time for your teacher & you to spend some "alone" time at the easel. See what developes, experiment, see what trouble you can get into & hopefully work yourself out of it. I know you can do it. The painting posted today was one that I did as a class demo last fall. I'm going to take a two week break and revisit some familiar subjects that I painted over the last 9 months in a different manner. So to all my wonderful students, don't call me until July 12th! Now go paint!!!!!