HOW DO YOU START OVER?
A change of pace: finally back to teaching workshops: YEAH!!! First one’s in Salt Lake City June 9, 10 and 11. A great opportunity to get going on sketching. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 801-997-8902. The weather will be perfect and the scenery is awesome!
Next is Oregon Society of Artists in Portland, June 24, 25, 26. This workshop will combine beginning with advanced technique and will be loaded with new material I teach in my ‘refresher’ class. It will take people from beginning to professional in just three days! Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 503-228-0706. I rarely combine everything in one workshop and this will be exciting! This workshop will include homework and notes for take-along.
Coupeville, WA is home to the Pacific Northwest Art School, where I’ll teach the Basic workshop July 8, 9, 10. The location couldn’t be more beautiful on Whidbey Island. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 360-678-3396.
And last for the season and possibly for travel-teaching, is Lake Oswego, Oregon, July 15, 16, 17. This is a Basic workshop and the location is lovely. Contact shelly@lakewood_center.org, 503-635-3901.
Our plans are to not teach on the road again. It’s tough hauling everything, getting it out, teaching a loaded-and-high-energy workshop for three days and haul it to the next place. In the past we did these back-to-back. This year there’s time to see the gorgeous places where we teach. We may become ‘sketching tourists’ in the future, just like you!
And where have we been while not writing blogs?
Like you, things get in the way for us. Christmas Day my brother fell and broke his humerus right below the shoulder. (Would you believe Medicare , with tremendous experience and wisdom, refused to pay for the ambulance because “it wasn’t necessary”? He was 87, had a broken arm and was expected to drive to the emergency room!!!! He wasn’t safe driving before he fell. Where do they get these evaluators?
Surely between now and then I’ve taught and done sketches, but I can’t find them. The last month was spent clearing out my brother’s condo so it could be sold. It’s over the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. Only one morning, between 5:00 and 6:00 AM, did I find time to sketch. It was incredibly gorgeous with fog and subdued colors. Fortunately, sketches bring back memories!
Point of this, he has passed, we’re in Tucson, and last night I tried a sketch at The Lodge on the Desert. It’s pretty bad, but it’s a start. Having started over before, I can say “Put up with the bad ones. Every one is a step to get back to where you were, and it’s the only way you’ll ever get there.” At one time I was very good at sketching and painting animals in motion, live. My life goal is to get back there. Attached is a watercolor done on location, I named “Flies”. (I have a pretty long way to go.) Enjoy the trip!