One of the reasons I love teaching is that I so enjoy seeing how my students progress and the different ways in which their work grows and changes. I thought I’d show you a couple of my students with their work, and a bit about what they enjoy about having lessons.
Having said that, I’m going to be taking a break from teaching from now (July 2018) until Jan 2019 to allow myself to get some painting done, as well as potentially writing up some of my lesson plans so they are available online.
If you would like to learn from me, I’d be interested in your opinions about what you’d like to see from me, it would be great if you could fill in this little questionnaire:
Introducing a couple of my students
Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Debi and Laurie:
Debi is a talented artist with great attention to detail.
I asked Debi what has helped her about having one-to-one lessons. She says:
“(Kristin has) given me so much confidence and allowed me to fly with my painting in a way that I didn’t think was possible.”
She has focused on portraits, covering drawing, proportion, tone, acrylics and oils. She is pictured here with her wonderful self portrait painted (still in progress in this photo) using oil glazes.
She particularly loves oils and wants to continue to learn about painting animals as well as people, and you can follow her progress on her Facebook page, The Owl and the Unicorn.
Laurie is a very expressive, brave and dynamic painter with an instinctive use of colour. She is always willing to take risks and rebel, which I admire very much about her!
I asked Laurie what she found useful about having lessons. She says:
“The analysis is really important to me, finding out what works and what doesn’t, as I’ve always had to analyse outcomes as part of my job.
In addition, in painting, as in cooking, it’s important to be able to rescue paintings that go wrong and lessons give me greater confidence to tackle my homemade disasters!
I have learnt a lot about colour mixing too and of course positive encouragement is so important.”
Laurie is pictured with her interpretation of Monet’s haystacks, which she painted from memory from an exhibition she visited over twenty years ago!
Quite apart from her amazing visual memory, I was really impressed with Laurie’s use of colour and texture. So atmospheric.
If you have any questions or feedback about lessons, please get in touch!