I just wrapped up a 3 week class on Impressionist style landscape painting at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Being on a bit of a break from my regular studio work, I felt like channeling my inner impressionist yesterday. Working from photographs I took at Peninsula State Park earlier this month, I whipped up some autumn paintings in acrylic. I tried to force myself to stay loose and intuitive with the paint. I tried to relinquish some control of mixing and detail. I had fun and I know that this will certainly inform my work going forward. The classes I teach inevitably change me as an artist for the better.