Friday, June 20, 2008
The Calm Before the Storm
Talk about foreshadowing. This was one hour plein aire study was done this past Sunday, right before the Stuart Shils painting workshop was to begin. The workshop or more accurately guerilla bootcamp for painters was a three day affair in Cross Village, MI, wonderfully hosted by Joanne Condino and Gene Reck of Three Pines Studios. More on that later. When I say bootcamp, I mean bootcamp. They were very long, full days. The day started promptly at 8:15 with art theory and dialog. By 9:30 or so we were generally on location to paint. Lunch, then painting until 5. A short break to clean up, dinner and back for slide lectures, discussion and thankfully wine!