My third oil painting is starting to shape up and I am feeling more hopeful that it will not turn out to be a complete disaster.

I already told Lee Hartman, my instructor that if it does turn out horribly, I will make sure it is prominently displayed at the November 15th art show at University Art with a clear note that she is the instructor of the student that created the monstrosity. I know, I’m terrible!

You can see the improvement of the painting above with the snapshot I took of it from last week:
I really enjoy the way Lee teaches oil painting. She gives the right balance of feedback and still encourages a student’s own style. “Does the painting talk to you?” she frequently asked in the last class. You can feel the excitement in the air as many students are getting ready to show off their pieces at the art show.

If you are interested in attending, it is at the University Art in San Jose on Sunday November 15, 2009. Drop by if you are free, there will be a chocolate fountain (yum) and many wonderful paintings by other students of Lee.

I will be there too with my two measly paintings which I will overprice because I really don’t want to part with them… but everything has a price and if someone is willing to pay me what I will list them at, I will part ways with my first paintings.

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.