Last summer, I had an interesting gig. I taught painting on a cruise ship. I taught the class on the days we were at sea; the days we were in port, I was free to roam. One of our stops was Venice. Of course, Venice is an artists dream. My goal was to take as many photos as I could that might make good paintings. I stopped at every bridge overlooking a canal and snapped away. When we got home, I plugged my card into the computer. I swooned and squealed as I saw the photos that I took. (Tom was convinced that I had a new lover in my office because the noise I was making sounded like ecstasy. ) I couldn't wait to do these paintings, but when? I had several commissions that took precedence. I decided that I would incorporate my art classes that I teach with my goal of what I really wanted to paint. So this semester, the class would focus on architecture. For each of my four classes, I would teach my students about perspective and demonstrate through my paintings. Each week , I focused on a different aspect. The first week, the drawing of perspective, the 2nd week, the block in. The third week I focused on windows and doors. The fourth week, I focused on reflections.