It was the first day of the spring semester, the only day we do not paint in class. Our teacher explained what we will learn and what materials we will need. I sketched her as she spoke. At one point she described the thinking process a painter might use as she showed us her palette and brushes and acted out painting an invisible painting. I was lucky to catch her arms in action and even luckier to catch her look of keen observation. She is a superb teacher and her body language shows this.
In the original sketch there was no painting, just our teacher with her brush and palette. I thought my sketch had a balance problem so I added a large painting on the left side. At this point I believe that it would have been best had I left the sketch alone but it is too late now.
This is a pastel and gouache sketch.