The painting that Behl found to be Jocelyn’s best work was one that Behl herself had actually done before.
“It was so good that I saw the way she did it [and] I went back to the piece that I had painted and I kind of redid parts of it.” Behl said, with a chuckle under her breath. “It's not [Jocelyn’s] favorite piece, but as her mentor, it was leaps and bounds” her best work.
By intensively working with a completely new medium, Jocelyn was able to further develop her personal artistic style.
“I try playing around with sort of impressionistic [pieces] and I’m not really sure if that’s me or not, but it’s fun,” she said. “It’s not as easy as it looks.”
"Every artist has their individual style. [...] Even when you just try to replicate a picture you’re still taking that picture and putting a part of you into it." - Jocelyn
While multiple hours a week over an entire summer is a lot of time to dedicate to a program, there can never be enough time to spend practicing and perfecting a new craft. For Jocelyn’s part, those long hours were rewarded with personal improvement, beautiful paintings, and the pastel chalk underneath her fingernails.
But, throughout their time spent together, Jocelyn and Behl developed a bond that will last beyond the program.
“I wish I would have had a lot more time with her,” Behl said, “I've told her that she's welcome to come to the studio anytime.”