November 4, 2013
It was another wonderful week of Fall weather for the Alvaro Castagnet workshop full of technique and inspiration. As Alvaro says,
“It is important to handle your technique with confidence, because that will give you, as the artist a sense of security. Technique is like a river flowing, it is dynamic and always changing because the more we progress, the more we know, and so our technique gets better.”
The first day was spent painting around the inn grounds.
Dinnertime was always a rousing time with this group. There were chants for more of the great food!
Mark, the chef extraordinaire, was more than happy to oblige. Here he is creating the amazing sauce for the Steak Diane.
And don’t these brioche just make you want to roll over and beg for more?
Alvaro likes to do kitchen paintings, with all the wonderful steam, activity and motion. He got Mark’s permission to come in the kitchen while he worked at take lots of reference photos, something not usually allowed! I can’t wait to see the paintings that may be inspired by the photos.
One another day of the workshop, the class went out to a local farm to paint. You can see what a gorgeous day it was with all the clear blue sky.
Critiques can be tough, but a hug makes it all better.
Alvaro will be returning to teaching another workshop in 2015. Remember to sign up early to get in to his always very popular workshop.