May 22, 2013

Eric Weigardt, AWS-DF, NWS, just taught a 3-day workshop for us, a change from his usual 5-day (which he’ll be teaching next year). Last year Eric received the highest national honor for a watercolor artist, the prestigious American Watercolor Society’s Gold Medal of Honor, April 20th 2012 in New York City. In American Watercolor Society’s (AWS) 130 year history, only 64 Artists have received this award since its inception in 1948.

Here you can see the students happily working on their assignments.


You can tell that Eric loves to teach!


The class was a studio class, but the weather was so gorgeous that several student decided to work outside.


Eric conducted one of his morning demos outside, too. This is the finished demo painting of the hugh lilac bush that is in front of our cottage building. This painting will soon be hanging in the inn, so stop by and take a look when you are in the area.


The walls of our inn are filled with paintings of instructors who have taught here in the past and will in the future. The “gallery” is open most days and the best time to come is between 10:00am and 4:00pm.