Teaching Day: May 19, 2011

Howling Winds today, but the hearty showed up to play. Hunkering down in the shelter of an amphitheater, most of the students painted the dramatic skies and sun dappled landscape of the Carpinteria Marsh.

The goal: Paint the wind. The challenge: How to express, through dynamic brush strokes, the 'feeling' of wind on the landscape.

There were some small successes, and some breakthroughs, and I truly appreciate the courage my students exhibit in merely 'showing up' to battle the elements, all for the sake of capturing the light on canvas