Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I've been cleaning up my studio and sorting things out getting ready for the workshop season it seems. First on my list is one down the cape, Wellfleet area, Cape Cod, with Frank Gardner, who initially excited me with his mudhead series but is not strictly an impressionist or colorist, anyway, it will be fun to work with him and be at the tip of the cape. Second is immediately following Frank's, and is up in Damariscotta, ME with Colin Page. I love Colin's light effect and palette. Third, is David Curtis, a traditional New England, Rockport/Gloucester artist. I agree with him that "rocks are hard"--it's a workshop on painting rocks. To round out my summer excursions, a couple of painter friends and I will rent a house in Rockland, ME and paint for a week. The Italy trip in September will round out my painting adventures for this year. I'm going to Tuscany for 2 weeks with Margaret Elgi-Thomson and her group. I traveled with her last year and it was a 6-Star experience! on a scale of 5. I'll be posting painting pictures soon, I hope. I've been gardening a lot lately, tis the season.