My first day of class at Grand Central Academy was really cool. My teacher, Richard Piloco did a beautiful three hour head study demonstration in oils and large round bristle brushes. He likes to mass off large shapes and values, beginning with midtones, and slowly add detail and variance in color/value. I was really jealous of his Manet bristle brushes. The bristles were extremely long and extremely soft. He did a large part of the demo using a size 14.