I have mentioned a couple of days ago, I will start a new endeavor. Now, it is the time to let the cat out of the bag. Starting on Monday I will be a graduate student of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I will take figure painting under the guidance of the well known figure painter Zhaoming Wu. Many friends think that I know what I am doing, and it is also true that I have been teaching for many years. However, I am craving for learning. I know my current limitations, and the potential for improvement.
Many years ago when I was young I had been strolling outside of the Central Art Institute of Beijing many times, daydreaming of becoming a art student. Now this dream is finally coming true. AAU is one of the very few art schools I consider can offer something I need, and Zhaoming is one of the best in figure painting. I did pay an arm and a leg for this opportunity, but it is a major investment for my art future. I will stay at a student dorm and close to many young artists. I will paint many to bring my art to a higher level.
I will keep you posted and share what I do at AAU.