The paintings shown here were created by the students enrolled in ARTS 159, Intermediate Painting, Fall 2009. The class covered the basic concepts of acrylic painting as an art form, including materials and methods of painting in still life, figure, landscape and non-objective subject matter. Experimentation with technique and different avenues of expression were encouraged in order to give the student a sense of where preferences and potentials lie. The painting process involved the integration of a personal way of seeing with the technical means to express ones ideas and emotions . Students addressed problems in portrayal, proportion, composition and color. Emphasis was placed on the merging of skill and technique with personal expression and ideas.