What is your artistic experience?
Sue: Although I try to sketch, I’ve never tried oils before.
Jude: My father used to do pen and ink drawings and he bought me a set of pens which I used for a time. Mainly doing little pictures to illustrate my social history classes when about 14 yrs old.
How did you feel on the first lesson and afterwards?
Sue: Nervous and apprehensive. Afterwards I felt pretty good and quite pleased with what I had achieved.
Jude: Fear and excitement, thankfully the excitement took over.
What was the most useful thing you learnt?
Sue: That mistakes can be easily rectified with oils.
Jude: That one doesn’t have to start at the top of the painting or even with the background. Building on the painting gradually, letting things flow in together was new to me. Learning to mix colours to achieve different shades made the whole painting experience easier and come to life.
Any other comments:
Sue: Lin is a very professional teacher, friendly, calm and helpful. She is also very encouraging.
Jude: After my first session I felt really uplifted and want to come back for more!
To read more about Jude and Sue’s first painting experience, follow this link: Their first oil paintings.