Hey all, time for an update.
I went by the art building today after practicing again, with the intention of speaking with Pablo and picking up my paintings. Since I'm going to still be here tomorrow (I got my last exam deferred because I was sick), I asked him if it'd be better for me to pick them up today or tomorrow, and he told me tomorrow. Also, when I asked, he said that he'd try to accommodate my request to continue on to the next assigned painting if I finish before the rest of the class, although he said it's a bit more difficult for him, to have 20 people in the same class, but some working on different projects than others, but he said that since I "work harder than the others" (his words), then he thinks I should be allowed to work ahead if I want to. He said he'd sent me an e-mail, and I should go home and read it, so I did, and in the e-mail, he apologized for not having my work marked sooner, and that I'd actually done reasonably well in the class.....my final mark will be between 77 and 81, which, according to Pablo, is a great success for someone who's never taken a Fine Arts course before. So, I'm pretty happy with the way things turned out, and I'm looking forward to continuing with painting next semester. I think I might take a drawing course too, to improve my painting skills.