Sunday, March 25, 2012

Workshop Rewards

Kunde Winery

Many rewards come from teaching workshops. First, the participants are eager and motivated to make the most of their time and investment. To maximize their gain, I keep my workshops to a 10-person maximum. This allows for quality one-on-one instruction. Each person declares one primary intention they hope to gain so the work is directed with this goal in mind. 

I also spend advance time scouting ideal paint locations. The owners of Kunde Winery were gracious enough to allow this week's group to paint on their property. The vistas were perfect with the wild flowers and rolling fields. 

It is rewarding to have repeat participants. This reaffirms I'm connecting in a way that lasts long past the workshop itself. 

My next workshop will be June 7-9, 2012. A down loadable information brochure can be found at this link.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Mission Garden, 12 x 10

On March 7, I had the privilege of being the guest artist at the Artists' Round Table in Santa Rosa. This club began in 1953 and is extremely active. Over 50 people attended my demonstration. Fortunately, I can  paint and talk (and answer questions) at the same time.  The audience was inquisitive and I was pleased with my Mission Garden painting. If I hadn't been an artist, I would have been a teacher so providing demonstrations enriches my soul.