Start by organizing your painting palette, sketching and laying out an under-painting. Then practice layering and finishing details. Image is one of the instructor’s paintings and will not be the artwork created in the class. Stuart Roddy is an award-winning contemporary landscape painter focusing on expressive realism, including regional landscapes, cityscapes, and skyscapes, plus large florals. Roddy is an art teacher at Sterling High School and Sauk Valley Community College. He is married and the father of five.