Friday, January 25, 2008

Doing homework

This week's homework involves copying a painting in gouache and drawing a room elevation in pencil. The painting is part of a larger project for which I copied another painting last week:

Translating Tamara de Lempicka's oil painting, "La Bella Rafaela," into gouache (opaque watercolor) was a stressful but ultimately gratifying experience. I almost gave up to try an easier painting, but I'm glad I didn't.

In the last couple of years, I've purposefully put myself in situations that are outside of my comfort zone. Going back to school is a big example of this. With every week of class, I realize more and more how taking risks and working hard lead to growth and an overall better life experience.


K said...

I'm also glad you didn't give up! Very good job on both paintings!

Liza said...