Saturday, January 12, 2013
"Apalachicola Dawn" Original Oil Painting 6" X 6"
This is the dawn which greeted us in September when I attended the plein-aire workshop, hosted by the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, and presented by members of PAP-SE. We had 6 phenomenal instructors for the three day period and this photo was taken on day one, as we had our breakfast at the Oyster docks.
I can't imagine finding any workshop anywhere to rival this one, and, although I waffled about attending for a month, I am so glad I went! Bonus: I met a facebook friend, Laura Pace. Please take a moment to visit her blog and leave a comment. I purchased her painting which you can view there, "Old Tin Warehouse", as a memento of our time together.
The first day's instructors set the groundwork for the entire workshop and I have to say Dawn Whitelaw and Anne Blair Brown created a wonderful, balanced presentation and demo. On day two, we were treated to demo's and instruction by Kevin Menck and Perry Austin. If I hadn't seen Kevin paint that 9" X 12" demo with that tiny #1 round brush in less than 2 hrs, I would not have believed it! Day three we moved to St. George Island and painted at the lighthouse, with instructors James Richards and Lori Putnam.
Any one of these artist/instructors would have been worth the trip, but having all six in one workshop was a rare and delightful learning experience!
Posted by Debra Bryant at 4:26 PM