These paintings of peppers were my last painting of the workshop.
Well, it was a fabulous week. This was well worth the effort & $$ to get here. To tell you the truth, I thought this would be sort of an 'easy' workshop, and really just wanted the experience of watching Carol paint! To my surprise it was a very challenging workshop - no easy ways to do these deceptively simply paintings! Values, Color, Composition, Edges, Brushstrokes... all had to be 'spot on' to make a successful painting. Carol was a good teacher... no gliding by with a "that's nice!" - she took every person's painting seriously, for every exercise. I would highly recommend this workshop for all levels. She gave invaluable advice on the last day about blogging, marketing, and general business of art. I found her candid and warm, and incredibly serious about what she does. You all would have loved it! The women in the workshop bonded very well, too - please check out my Studio Blog for a little surprise regarding them!