I just returned home from about three weeks worth of travel, between family vacation and a workshop in Nebraska. Thank you Autumn Art Workshops for the great hospitality and for sharing your lovely National Forest with me! I'll remember the enthusiastic, warm students, my walks; morning, noon and night, my morning encounter with a porcupine, (he didn't really see me), and the milky way from the top viewing platform.
We made our way home through Colorado and visited Rocky Mountain National Park in it's full fall glory. It was simply breathtaking. Mike and I were reminded of our college years when time was not so pressed and we spent days in Yosemite. Then the scenic route to Telluride, where we met with our gracious hostess for next years workshop in October. We scouted locations and looked into housing for out of town students. Mostly Mike and I stood amazed by more lovely scenery at every turn. Next was Arches National Park and Canyon Lands National Park. We thought about how lucky we were to have these treasures set aside for all humanity.
After Canyon Lands we were pretty anxious to head home, having filled our cups with beauty, quiet and warmth. We'll store it all up for the fall and winter and hold it dear as we head into our studios. And as if on queue, we were greeted by grey skies and a "soft day" in Oregon.
Look for both more figures and paintings of the western landscape in the coming months. My upcoming posts are about "Do's and Don'ts of Workshop participation and creating a work plan for studio time.
* UPCOMING WORKSHOPS *
Oct 7-9, '11, Dundee, OR email - firstname.lastname@example.org- A few spots
Oct 10, '11, Dundee, OR, Critique Day - email - email@example.com
Nov 4-6, '11, Austin, TX – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 12-13, '11, West Linn, OR – email@example.com
Jan 20-22, '12, West Linn, OR – firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21-25, '12, Bucks County PA, Bucks County Art Workshops – email www.buckscountyartworkshops.com
Sept 17-20, ’12, Fish Creek, WI, Peninsula School of Art - email www.peninsulaartschool.com
Sept , 25-28,’12, Cape Cod, MA
Oct 7-13, ’12, Telluride, CO,– email email@example.com
Oct 19-21, ’12 Bend, OR,– Cascade Fine Art Workshops email www.cascadefineartworkshops.com