Many years ago during my first visit to diDomizio’s studio he talked for an hour and a half, and I shaded a box for an hour-and-a-half.
I was better than that. I was impatient and prideful. I was here to work fast and paint!
And yet I had paid for the eight-week session. So I figured I’d stick it out. Eight weeks later I was sold on diDomizio’s program and I remained in the studio for five years. Five years after my ego whispered in my ear that I was an artist – that I didn’t need the practice of learning to shade a box. For five years I had the privilege of sitting under diDomizio’s teaching and learning from his many years of experience in the art world! I am forever grateful for that time, as it greatly shaped and molded the artist I am today.
I was truly honored when diDomizio called and asked me to come demonstrate how to start a portrait for his classes during the week he took a plein air group to Italy.
I loved my time back in this studio in which I spent so many years painting. It was fun to reconnect with old students, as well as meet new ones, and share with them my story and a bit of my process as I begin painting a portrait.
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