I think this painting needs a horizon line so that the chair doesn't look like it's floating.
I only worked on the second chair for about a half hour since I had to run home to meet my tax accountant. I will probably spend an hour tomorrow on it since I think it could look better with a little more work. It's really still in the underpainting stage. I will probably paint this chair a few more times tomorrow and then move on to a different object on Monday.
On a side note...I am extremely excited about signing up for some classical realism painting and drawing classes with Sadie Valeri. The woman is an amazing painter and I am excited to learn from her. I am self-taught and don't have any art training other than the occasional encaustic workshop. I am starting to feel like I need to take my work a step further and that I have gone as far as I can go on my own. These classes will help me propel my work to a new level and I'm excited about it!! Unfortunately the classes don't start until the Fall so in the meantime, I'll keep painting and figuring things out on my own.