One Fantastic Weekend

(This is a very very late recap of our time teaching in Nashville, TN last November)

And what a weekend it was!  4 days of demos, lectures, painting, visiting old friends, and making new ones.  I can't say enough good things about how it went. Although Justin and I were both instructors at the event, we came away with so much more knowledge than we started with.  The classes were held at the gorgeous Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. 

All meals were served in the dining hall, which had such a warm and cozy atmosphere.  Also, the food was amazing!

Justin worked on a watercolor demo of a dragon.  He demonstrated the Rackham-Dulac method. Some topics discussed were how to transfer a drawing, and paint over an ink illustration.  

I worked on a short demo of an oil portrait. For this demo, I focused mainly on mediums and palettes, with touches on glazing.  We talked about converting your studio to a non-toxic setup, and discussed the dry times of paints as well. 

It was wonderful seeing everyone's projects and portfolios.  Nothing is more inspiring than seeing artists who are doing something that they love and are passionate about.  I was fortunate enough to be able to discuss a few projects with people who have poured so much time and love into their ideas. It has seriously recharged me, and I am very excited to start painting again!