August 28, 2012

Peter Fiore, best known for painting light and his striking use of color, recently taught a 5-day workshop at Hudson River Valley Art Workshops. He held his audience’s rapt attention with his instruction and stories.


He used a large flat screen monitor to display subject photos from his iPad during his demonstrations each day.


The group was very happy with the workshop. Just look at those fabulous smiles!


Peter spent a lot of individual time with each student at their easel.


The conversations continued during lunch, dinner, and breakfast — not to mention cookie time (although I think the talked turned to cookies at cookie time!)


The class also enjoyed doing a little chocolate shopping at our in-house chocolaterie – Life By Chocolate.


We also had a winner in this class! Fran Mehm won the 2nd prize in our Early-Bird Enrollment prize drawing (automatically entered when she signed up for Peter’s class before March of this year.) The second prize was plein aire easel (generously donated by Cheap Joe’s Art Supply).


Although this was a studio class, the grounds of the inn provided plenty of landscape photo opportunity.


Both Peter and his talented sculptor and illustrator wife, Barbara Fiore, has blogged about their experience during this class. Check out their blogs:

Peter Foire: Thoughts on Painting

Barbara Fiore: Life with Peter