These are some of the students from one of the classes I teach. They are very accomplished. I think I could put them up against most any painters around. They weren’t always that way. They lacked confidence when they started, but I have tried to teach them the techniques I have found that help me in my own work. I want them to paint what they see, not what they think they see. They look for shapes and values rather than trying to paint the whole object at a time. I’m very proud of these people and the others not pictured. I have seen many of them become very accomplished and award winning artists.