I taught a couple of weeks ago in Palos Verdes, CA and San Diego, CA for two wonderful groups of people. My demos are pretty quick so as to get the idea across and to get the students painting! I cannot watch a demo that goes too long! I get so anxious to paint.
A good foundation in the fundamentals and understanding them is important HOWEVER to get to your own voice you have got to put the mileage in. You have to experience those moments where what you say is emerging through your intuition.
Quiet light and shadow.
The models love these poses!
Simple and clear. Not much else for me personally to say.