I probably need to wait for feedback from Laure before I post my assignments here! Here is Lesson 4, using her suggestions.
I'm not very satisfied with this one - Lesson 5 - but I've already done what I could with it and decided to move on. It's odd - it actually looks a bit better on the screen than it does in person (the opposite of how things normally work out). But I have some ideas of what I did wrong and how to do better next time. I'm going to try to paint a new ear of Indian Corn at some point - when I have time - but I'm already behind in my Autumn class (since Lesson 7 will be out tomorrow and I haven't even watched all of the video for Lesson 6).
That may be partly because I'm also taking another class at the same time - not a good idea, I know, but I couldn't resist. This one is taught by Cathy (Kate) Johnson, and it's called Keeping an Artist's Journal. Her flickr site is here and her website is here. I've admired her art for a LONG time, and this class sounded perfect for me. I'm really enjoying it so far. I'll post my first few pages for that class in my next post.