Throughout 2021 I've been trying to fit in that perfect work schedule and having time to paint. I struggled with getting started again, and decided I needed to get more instruction. I signed up for several art classes through the New Mexico Art League, including figure drawing, classical still life, and plein air.
I also attempted to re-enroll at the local community college, which has a decent little art department. It was a pretty onerous experience, with 19-year-olds explaining ot me that I needed to talk to an academic coach to get re-enrolled, and me telling them (repeatedly) I have advanced degrees, please just let me take some art classes.
Meanwhile: The Art League classes.
Advanced landscape painting
I liked this class and felt at home here. I completed three paintings during the class. This first one I was not over the moon about. I feel like it's too Thomas Kinkade-ish. All that's missing is the glowing cabin.
Classical Still Life
I'll do a separate post on my plein air class. It deserves its own post.