Quater sheet Arches (28 x 38cm ; 15 x 11inches)
© The Artist.
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250 € / 100 £ UK / 200 US dollars.
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I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
– Chinese Proverb
But what I feel to be the greater truth is that … to see someone actually paint is worth a thousand words or a million bulletin points on a blog. The relation between theory & practice. Remember a painting is made with the hands, and to see just how hands with more experience play with the painting, deal the work-flow as it unfolds. This is the magic & the learning of a good demonstration.
It’s always a bit bizarre to present a finished ‘demo’ painting, as the learning is the real product. Last week there was a talented photographer on the course who photographed the demo. I hope to get copies of his photos & post them here (or use them in my upcoming how-to-paint book).
Demos fit in well into a week long course but maybe might be a bit boring for night classes.
More abouts demos & teaching at what makes a good painting workshop tutor?
I wrote some more about the good energy of a painting demo at: