Sometimes you have to heard it from an impartial source:
Hi Ethan! I have been interested since I saw the first e-mail on my computer! I’ve been taking lessons from a friend of mine for a long time, but I have learned new things since I started watching your e-mails.
I had always painted on white canvas and now I am using your acrylic backgrounds and can tell a lot of difference in the tones I get.
I like the way you do portraits , and I think that is the one that made me try your course. I am still taking lessons and will probably start helping my teacher with the new things I’m learning from you. I had her use the naples yellow pale for highlights on the last painting she did, and she loved it!!! I can tell a difference in my paintings since I started watching and listening to you, so thank you in advance!! You never get too old to learn, and I’m more than willing to absorb anything I can get my hands on about painting. I’m looking forward to the new experience!