I have never used oil paints before, so the girls and I thought we would give it shot yesterday. Guess what...oils are messy. We were trying out Alla Prima painting, so I was constantly saying "it's okay, keep moving, it doesn't have to be perfect, stop complaining, it's supposed to be impressionistic, you have paint all over your face but it's okay, if you complain one more time you are kicked out of art camp"...stuff like that. I figure that if I am the one in charge at "pretend" art camp, I can also be the one to pretend to have the authority to kick out the whiners.
When oil paint practice was complete we had all learned a lot, most importantly that we might not use oil paints. I am still fine tuning the weeks projects, but I think it's gonna be a fun week. If only Molly Courcelle would come and teach the class! Molly, you and I were meant to be best friends in real life...I just know it!