+ Improved drawing skills: to be able to draw like Ron and Vanessa and Z. Ming Wu and the "advertised Watts students". WHY? Because I think if I have this skill level I will have confidence, I will feel "qualified" and free to do what I want. And because I want to be able to do it and do it with ease. I have never attained the skill level I have always desired. I am not interested in nudes anymore - that used to be my favorite subject, now I am interested in clothes and costumes.
+ I am NOT interested in long drawings, 3-6 hours is about all I have patience for
+ I am not interested in making finished drawings, only as a tool and a skill
+ Now that I have plenty of paint and I am not afraid to use it - I feel hesitancy to use it, like I don't know how to apply it. I should set the goal of doing 15 bad, failed paintings with the thickest gloppiest paint I can muster and see what I learn.
+ I like more color than Vanessa, less color that Susan Sarback
+ I prefer "Alla Prima" painting
+ I like lighting and drama, Z Ming Wu is a favorite for this
+ I like drama, atmospheric effects and mystery
+ I like Linda Christensens work - for lighting, texture, atmosphere, mystery
+ I like texture and some pattern - but mostly bigger, simple shapes
+ I like line
+ I like drawing into and onto paintings - calligraphic marks, words and writing
+ I like Jeff Watts portraits and Fechin, maybe Richard Schmid and Harley Brown