I believe that every artist needs to keep constantly learning and developing. You should never let yourself become stagnant or complacent, but try new styles, learn from new teachers and stretch your visions. Once a month, I have been offering a class at my studio in Blue Springs taught by a wonderful artist named Joan Parker. She is an exceptional artist and teacher. She paints in plein aire and also in her studio. All of us have enjoyed learning new skills and concepts from her. These are the two paintings I completed today in class. One is a value study and the other a finished piece. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed painting them.