I am taking myself back to school. I recently registered for online classes at New Masters Academy and I am starting with portraits 101. It is a little spendy but I have been wanting to invest in strengthening my basic skills, something that kind of got skipped over being a self-taught artist.
Coming out of the process/intuitive painting world where outcome is not really the point was an excellent background for developing creativity and learning to trust my instincts. I have learned a lot from several online and in-person workshops along the way (I have listed a few at the bottom of this post). But what I am craving right now is in-depth study and practice, a real development and grasp of the fundamentals. So I decided to give myself this gift and I am so excited to see how my work evolves from here.