I am probably the odd one out in this group; I am pretty used to it. As a Sr. Graphic Designer I love what I do, just not as much as I love traditional art.
My stack of traditional media books far outweighs my design books. I have spent more hours dedicating my life to perfecting my technique and a heckofa lot more money. I think one of the best things I have received from this class is after years of being a 'jack of all trades' what the hell is it that I really want?!
When I sit down and think about it I have spent countless hours, thousands of dollars, many miles traveled to paint and study with great artists. I am pretty sure my inner voice is shouting at me 'It's about effin time!'
If you feel like looking at some oil paintings my site is fineartrene.com. I would love to hear from you!