Friday, August 21, 2009

August Workshop

Back to work in the studio after the five day workshop. It was a wonderful, hardworking group. We had great weather and beautiful locations to paint. I'm hopeful the September 3-day will go as well. These painters made me re-evaluate what kinds of information painters want from a class. Are people primarily interested in the traditional plein air techniques of painting faithfully what we see or do they want to dig a little deeper and explore abstraction and visual commentary? I see such an interest in cracking oneself open a bit and letting something out. I hope I helped them do that a bit. I'm encouraged to move my teaching in that direction.

I'm amazed that I set out to teach and in the end I feel like I've also been the student!

My first demo. I've since taken it into the studio for any overhaul!

Luscher Farm. So beautiful there. We are lucky to have it so close to the studio!

Here are some of my students in a rare moment of slacking!

Paula's Place.

Blah, blah, blah!!

Chris intent on her work. Her piece was lovely!

We were fortunate to be able to paint two private locations. I'm grateful for the generosity of our hosts, Lynn and Paula! They shared their extraordinary havens with us.

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