@BOB73 thanks! Having you guys with me all the time is a thing that I cherish. Being in this community is training me in a lot of aspects other than painting too. I am being able to clarify my ideas, getting inputs from everyone, learning how to present ideas. This is how Impressionists grew in their art. Remember they were cut off from the art world. This is how they grew. It wouldn't be a good thing not to use Mark's DMP forum to the fullest.
@Bancroft414 most of the time the plein air paintings need reworking because even if you captured the fleeting moment, after returning you will realize that there are mistakes or pictorially it might not be a successful one. So you make changes but the basic information is already there. You just start bumping paint by putting more light or shadow to turn it into a good one. Only work on accentuating things, light against shadow and shadow against light; correcting shapes. That's how it works.
For en plein air I believe that it is better that the artists go out and find out how they want to do. When you are out there the nature starts to paint. It is very different from studio practices. But you need to have an idea about how you can execute.
I don't know what my four month old baby is going to become. He likes Angus Young of ACDC though but if some of the things are taught from the beginning then they excel in those. I feel private teaching is best for arts rather than a school curriculum. I don't know if it really makes children use the other side of the brain.