Jon Foster had a great crowd around him during his demo. I always assume people will drop in and out during demos but everyone claimed a spot and didn't budge. Jon diligently worked on a painting for about 45 minutes, picked up a rag and slowly blotted out a small portion of the painting...and then...quickly erased the entire thing. While the audience was still gasping, Jon sketched in a new portrait, started in for 20 minutes...and then....did it again. In the end he came out with a great little portrait and confessed that he secretly loves the audience that “gasp” moment. It’s not a bad lesson -- Many less experienced artists get overly attached to the work put into a painting.
Thanks to Spectrum Fantastic Art for co-sponsoring the event. You can see more of Jon’s work in his Tor gallery and his website.