David Taylor Makes Watercolors Sing!

Excellent class & teacher. Mr. Taylor is persistent in getting students to practice techniques and progress. Excellent painting venues!” – David L.

The wonderful watercolorist from Down Under, David Taylor, was here for another informative and inspiring workshop. The group painted around the inn, at various riverfront parks, and at Olana, the historic home of Frederick Church. IMG 1072
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This is David’s demo painting of one morning. IMG 1079
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The picnic lunches that we delivered each day at the painting location were certainly enjoyed. IMG 1082
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David and his wife, Di, enjoying lunch on the grounds of Olana. IMG 3636
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Fall Artist Retreat

This year’s Fall Artist Retreat was enjoyed by a great group of artists working in a variety of mediums, from encaustics, to oil painting, to structural collage, to felt, to watercolor, to fabrics, and to pen and ink. The colors of Autumn were just beginning to make an appearance during this week. IMG 1057
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Bree, our ridgeback, didn’t seem to mind sporting a colorful leaf on her head! IMG 1064
This is the painted first bird house created for our flowering fence! Peggy Pepmiller took home one of our blank bird houses during last year’s retreat week and then brought the finished one with her when she took an earlier workshop with us this year. It is now installed on the fence. During this year’s retreat Peggy painted two more bird houses which will be installed on the fence next Spring. We plan to have a birdhouse toper for each post of the fence. IMG 1068
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Re-imagined Mono-printing w/ Esterita Austin

Esterita Austin’s workshop exceeded my expectations! She is a terrific teacher – genuinely wants to facilitate her student’s creativity. Very clear, and funny!” – AnnaMarie V.

We had a wonderful mix of fiber artists and collage/mixed media artists in Esterita’s in her re-imagined mono-printing workshop. The process is fun and produces amazing results. The final painting is transferred to sheer fabric (organza) which can then be used in an art quilt or attached to watercolor paper, canvas, or whatever. Multiple paintings can be layered to creative dynamic compositions. IMG 1043
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