I've been fascinated by a beautifully executed picture for as long as I can remember, but even though I've been drawing and painting for years, my art is only mediocre at best. I was explaining to someone recently that I can describe a painting in words better than I can actually execute it on paper or canvas. I wrote this post after one such frustrating and futile attempt at transferring what was in my head onto canvas.
A few years ago in college I took a drawing class, because, while oils are my method of choice, my drawing skills are sadly lacking. At the end of the class, needless to say, I decided to stick to oils :) Today I was rummaging around and found my final portfolio that I submitted at the end of that course. So of course I took pictures. All of our drawings were done looking at models/objects.