I have to say I really appreciate the systematic approach to painting Poppy Balser is teaching. All colour mixes are prepared and tested before painting each layer. Then working from our previous day’s tonal painting we did a top down, background to foreground approach in three layers… light washes followed by mid-tones and then darks. Some details were added then a gentle group critique followed. We all did well according to our instructor (yay). Tomorrow it’s off to Point Prim for some plein air lessons… weather permitting.