During the summer of 1994, I took oil painting classes from local artist Glen Weber. I was drawn to his work because of his Impressionist method of painting. In his classes, I learned how to work with color to create light and shadow. He demonstrated tricks for making parts of a painting come forward and go backward. By the end of the summer I had a better feel for color than I did previously.
One of the first paintings he had us make was of a marsh. He instructed us to use a "letter B" as a basis for a composition. We skewed it to show perspective.