That is why you take classes from instructors you trust. I am a huge Pam fan. I have taken every class she has given and have not been disappointed once. The technique may not always be "me" so to speak; but I always learn and she is one of the most giving instructors out there. She truly holds nothing back. Ask her and she will share whatever is in her power to. I can honestly say I have grown as an artist because of her instruction.
The above picture is from the top of my drive way to the street. Nice and icy to say the least. Pretty yes; driving in not so much.
The picture below is part of my driveway as well. As you can see the icy slick look continues with gusto. Believe or not my husband shoveled the snow off last night around 6:30 pm. These pictures were taken around 7:30 this morning.