With 14 years of teaching art behind me, I have reached a few conclusions. Every art student wants to become a better artist. Some students have more teachable spirits, and that’s a real bonus for them. However, the instructor also needs to work hard on communicating art skills to each student at their own individual level. Yet there is one thing that the teacher cannot do. They cannot put in the brush time for the student. Lately when looking at art that I consider to be exemplary, I am just so aware – those artists have put in a lot of brush time. And that’s what I’m doing over here this week! How about you? Are you putting in some brush time? It matters if you really want to grow your art to the next level.