Color, pattern, line & animals are my comfort zone, my happy place!  Throughout my painting career i have tried painting landscapes and most times the results are pretty discouraging 😦                                                                                                                                             Recently i tried painting a seascape from a photo (not plein-air that is way over my head !) with the help of two of my instructors. In Zhanna Cantors class at NCE i painted this seascape with her help. While painting i also used a technique i learned from Nancy Collela’s class at NRA about simplifying value. I don’t think i will be switching gears anytime soon but with a little help from my friends who happen to be amazing, kind, and A+ teachers I can step out of my comfort zone and try something new, Thank you ladies!