August 15, 2016
Two weeks have sped by and now I have two wonderful workshops to post about. The first one was a 5 day watercolor workshop with incomparable Mel Stabin! Mel had them working in the studio and out around the Hudson / Catskill area.
Dinner with Mel was always a jolly time. In fact on the final night he had them tapping a rhythm while he sang for them. Following the week with Mel, Margaret Evans arrived on the scene to teach Pastels Unleash! The weather that week was a bit on the hot side, but Margaret always found some nice shady areas for painting her demo.
This is Margaret’s watercolor sketch of the Hudson River as viewed from Olana.
Margaret then showed the class how she used that quick sketch a reference for doing a pastel painting back in the studio.
During a couple of rainy days in the studio a model stopped by for a sitting! This is Troy, Alexis’ dog (and our “emergency back-up dog.”) Troy can be found in the office on most days, in case anyone needs an emergency dog petting experience! This is Troy up close and personal! There are two other inn dogs, in case you didn’t know, Hudson, a dalmatian, and Bree, a ridgeback, who mostly get out and about while the class is in session. They have their own room on the 3rd floor of the Main Inn.