Sunday, February 10, 2013

Back to Real Life

English Breakfast, 6"x6" oil on panel

Well, the whirlwind week of the Carol Marine workshop at Balboa Island is over. I think every one of us was sad at week's end. Tired, but sad. Actually, I'm sure Carol was relieved to be going home — she taught, laughed, critiqued, painted, ate, lectured, and patiently answered our hundreds of questions. She was always cheerful and patient — I can't imagine how she does that. She's an amazing teacher and artist, and so much fun.

It was a wonderful week. I learned so much, and now need to work through my notes and paint a couple of hundred panels while I assimilate everything. Every painter in the workshop was talented, and the room was always full of interesting paintings as well as the combined energy of about 20 people doing what they love.

I've spent the weekend reconnecting with family, Lily (our elderly cat), and the laundry. I painted some today, and look forward to painting this week. Still a lot of home-work to catch up on.


  1. Sounds like a splendid week! And,of course, I love the additions to your gallery.

    (Happy painting sounds so much prettier if French)

    Peinture heureux!

    1. Merci, ma cher amie!

      It was a memorable week. Hope you're feeling better.

  2. Enjoyed your report on Carol's workshop, Cindy. Keep pushing that brush... faster, faster!

    1. Thanks, Diane. I'm still trying to recover from the 30 paintings in January and going right into a full week workshop! But I'll try.... ;-)


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