Sunday, July 27, 2008

Escape to Maine again...

I'm running off to a refresher workshop in Maine with my watercolor teacher, David Dewey. Natch Yellow Bird gets to come along in case there are any photo opps. Here's re-cap of an older post I'm not really ready for Fall or back-to-school school openings. So I'm escaping off someplace I should have gone this summer.Up to David Dewey's watercolor workshop in Maine.
I've been 4 or 5 times. I thought at first, that since I'm focused on still life I didn't need to look or think about landscapes again.
Too late I woke up and realized of course, a still life IS a landscape!
A bunch of shapes sitting on a flatish surface = a landscape.Most workshop mornings begin with THE DEMO by the instructor. You crowd round to see the magic performed in the relentlessly hot sun.Then you go off for the day and try to perform a little magic yourself... The bay out my motel window in '01. Thomaston's boat yard in '05At the end of each workshop day comes the group crit.
You learn heaps here. I could use an end o' day group crit in my New York studio.

The real end of a Maine day ends with a Lobster.
If you haven't had a lobster roll for lunch that is...

Or for lobster aficionados, every meal should be Maine lobster...
I'm not taking my laptop so I hope I can post updates on all my lobster dinners...cya
BONNE JOURNEE

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting on this workshop! I'm adding "go to water color workshop in Maine" to my "to do someday" list! By the way, I enjoyed seeing your view of Maine -I haven't been in almost a decade and you brought me back again to "the way life ought to be"!

You're a great artist... I always enjoy your watercolors,

Best,
The Antiques Diva (TM)

Marnie said...

sounds like fun

Janice C. Cartier said...

Bon Voyage! :)

Merisi said...

Bon voyage,
and don't let that red lobster bite your little yellow duckie! :-)

Anonymous said...

Haaaa! I can't believe you even found a lobster for yellow bird to investigate. Excellent!
Hope you're having fun, Carol!

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time--sounds great! Lobster for breakfast--lunch--and dinner--yum-Maine

Anonymous said...

Hey all you artist take classes.

Marie

Parisbreakfasts said...

Hi MARIE,
It's a GREAT excuse to go eat LOBSTER!

Anne Corrons said...

Enjoy your stay in Maine. It looks fabulous! I also love Maine lobsters.Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could paint a tiny little bit more like you.......I am leaving for Mexico tomorrow and I just been out to buy new moleskins for my trip.

A Brush with Color said...

Can't wait to hear more, Carol--sounds wonderful. I know you will come away inspired. have fun, too!

magpie said...

Are Dewey's workshops only for advanced students who've studied with him before? I admire his work and love his book but could never find workshops of his.

magpie

Lila Rostenberg said...

What a perfect experience! I do watercolor too...love yours!

digibudi said...

J'adore ton blog! What a wonderful place to visit.. I'll be back for sure! Salut, Belium.

Helene said...

Have fun in Maine!

Unknown said...

What a delightful get away. Maine and painting too. Karen

Di Overton said...

I have been away - are you back yet?

pve design said...

carol -
if you love painting landscapes, then you must see my dear friend, ellen hopkins fountain work on her site.
she is a hard working red headed watercolorist and known for her landscapes of the Hudson River.
one thinks that they are oil - they are heavily pigmented and stunning.
enjoy maine and hope you learn a few tricks!
pve