The most valuable lesson I took from art school was learning to see. To get into the art program at California State University, Long Beach students were required to pass a portfolio review. I had been drawing since childhood so my portfolio consisted of a collection of what I thought were my best drawings. They got me into the program but it wasn't until a beginning drawing class that I realized I had been drawing without really seeing.
|Male Nude Study, oil pastel, 9" X 8 1/2", 2014|
The teachers name was Orval Dillingham. I'm sure he is long gone. I never properly thanked him. Wish I had.