Well, as I've mentioned before school is back in session for me. My last assignment just got posted. This is a still life class, so we're reviewing drawing techniques and going over the basic principles of good still lifes. I thought I would share a bit about how I work. Usually I start out with some thumbnails (the sketches) moving my subjects around a bit, looking for the best set up. I then sketch (with paint) on the canvas and complete the final painting from there. The top two thumbnail sketches have/are (see painting above) going to be paintings for assignments. I liked the perspective with the pears inside the bowl (photo posted) and I liked the way the shadows looked on the sketch with the banana. Drawing them out really fast like this, helps me to see what will work and what won't. Happy painting everyone!!!