|Drawing from nature in a Maine garden|
|Developing beginning compositions|
Here are some images from my workshop at Acadia Workshop Center in Maine. Ten artists from various parts of the U.S. came to Maine to vacation and work abstractly for the week. It was a wonderful group of artists who really all produced unique, individual visions in both pastel and acrylic works. Two artists had not worked with pastel previously but I think went home as pastel enthusiasts. It is always exciting to me to see the direction people take their works. I also love the energy of a group and the way people learn as much from each other as they do from the instructor (me). I always learn new things from artists when I teach a workshop as well. I discover new materials and ways of working. And all of the personal sharing and funny stories are great! I'll be returning to Acadia Workshop Center in 2017 to teach another workshop. I'll be there much the same time during August.
It has also been a very busy summer for me in other ways. I just shipped three paintings to Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts for an invitational exhibit during September. I have an upcoming show at Quad City Arts Center with good friend Larry Jon Davis that runs from September to end of October. I have a painting in a showcase home in Atlanta for This Old House. It was chosen from Ugallery. I will also be sending a few works to John Brown University in Arkansas for a special invitational exhibit as well. Whew! Lots going on. And I've gotten a lot of painting in both pastel and acrylics done this summer. Excited about the direction they are both taking now.