The Watercolor Teacher


The Watercolor Teacher

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.

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