June 4, 2010

Elizabeth Apgar-Smith arrived today to teach a 3-day workshop on landscapes in oil. Elizabeth is a wonderful multi-talented artist who has taught for the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops for years.

She most often teaches a pastel workshop, but we decided to mix it up this year and have her teach an oil painting workshop.

It was a beautiful day. Right after breakfast the group immediately set off for Olana, the historic home of Frederick Church, in Hudson.

When Mark delivered lunch he took these photos.

This is Elizabeth (Betsy) giving a demo.

Below are the picnic tables set up for lunch.

This is a view of the house from the back – still very interesting with lots of intricate details.

The house tour is definitely worth taking and they have recently opened some of the upper rooms for the tour.