I'll be on my first European painting trip, leaving Sept. 16th.!
I'm up to my eyebrows getting ready--trying to stay within the weight limit for baggage is very tricky. I've had lots of help from online friends and now all I have to do is get there and PAINT. We are a group of about 25, including the instructor, Peggy Egli of Florida. There will be tours and cooking demonstrations and gormet food in this 450 yr renovated farm house.
I hope I'll have lots of good stories to tell when I return AND lots of paintings.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Star Island, Isle of Shoals
Don Mosher, Alan Wallack, Ivan Kamalic, Bonnie Sylvester, Jude Abbe, Karen Berger, Lynn Murray and I completed a number of paintings, slept well, got a lot of sun, and ate together at the old hotel. We shared ideas and I had a wonderful time. I learned about extra-long handled (although not as long as the European version) plein-air brushes from Ivan and have ordered some to try out on my next painting adventure.
I took close to 300 photos and some of them are gorgeous! I'll have many that should motivate me to paint a few more studies and sketches and hopefully come up with a few good paintings--maybe even a series. I prefer painting scenes with less blue so perhaps water scenes are not my thing.