Nina Pless loves noticing the details in the bark of a tree, its leaves, and the shape of its canopy. She’s a former substitute teacher and values education, so she joined the Partners in Painting class at the Owen County Art Guild in June of 2012.
She’s seen here with Serenity, the first oil painting she did in class. “I love listening to water falling over rocks,” she said, “but that’s a hard subject to paint, so this painting—in a serious classroom setting—taught me a lot.
“A friend, Shirley Dean, paints a lot, and gave me the inspiration I needed to get started before going to a painting class. She invited me to her home and taught me perspective, the appearance of objects as determined by their relative distance and positions. Trees and rocks were the first two things she showed me how to paint—they’re two of my favorite…
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