I had a wonderful time despite the fact that it rained most of the time. The first morning we went out to Bass Rocks Point and what a great spot for rocks! A person could paint there exclusively and never be uninspired by rocks. The second day we painted in the mist at the Greenbelt in Essex in the morning. Unfortunately, we had to retreat to the Rockport Art Association studios when it was raining. David kept us on our toes with exercises and helpful comments and critiques and stories of artists and art in general. The three days went by rather quickly somehow even with the rain. I came home with more tools to use in my arsenal of painting ammunition--just in time for the 4th of July! Let's hope I can get a big bang out of some of it.