Susan Ogilive, the marvelous pastelist from Washington, just finished teaching a 5-day workshop with us. All the students sung Susan’s praises about what a wonderful teacher she is and how much they enjoyed the week with us.
We are still in the midst of some gorgeous Fall weather, and so the class enjoyed painting outside at some local farms and at Olana. Just look at those blue skies in the photos!
A herd of alpacas showed particular interest in pastel paintings as one of the sites.
David Taylor, who recently won three major awards in watercolor and judged in China, just finished teaching a workshop with us.
It was a thumbs up week with a great group of painters and fabulous weather.
The group went to Olana and down by the Hudson River on a couple of days, as well as painted around our grounds.
A picnic lunch was delivered to where ever the group was painting.
There were lots of lively conversations around the dinner table.
On the last night David asked folks to dress up for change and he bought a Crazy By Design quilted tie for the occasion and Jim C. followed suit! David likes the ties I make featuring guitars and has purchased several over the years. Thanks, David – they look great on you!
Master egg tempera artist, Koo Schadler, is here this week teaching a portraiture workshop. Koo’s classes are always very popular.
The paint mixing table is set up in the front of the studio. Koo showed how the paints were created from egg yolks and pigment.
Portraits was the theme, but if you wanted to do a portrait of a pear that was perfectly fine.
The zinnias have been sporting Fall colors all summer, but the trees are just beginning to get tips of color, too.
Jane Dunnewold of Art Cloth Studios taught a innovative 5-day workshop for us this passed week. This was the first time that Jane taught a workshop with us, but it certainly won’t be the last! (She is already scheduled to return in 2015.)
Over the course of the week, the class explored dying, stamping, resists, and layering of pattern and texture.
These photos were from the second day of class.
The beautiful sunny days were great for drying out on the lawn in back of the studio and also in the clothes lines strung up on the trees of the forest.