Monday, March 23, 2020

Painting Creation Workshop June 12th-14th, 2020

What better way is there to enjoy the fresh mountain air than exploring the natural world through painting! Join me for our Painting Creation workshop this June 12-14th. Choosing oil or watercolor, you’ll join students at all levels painting "en plein aire" (painting outdoors) in the beautiful mountains surrounding historic Shrine Mont. Students will start with the basics and work through the process of creating a painting. Each day will take you to a new location. It begins with an introduction to the workshop, to each other and a review of painting materials and general techniques. Each day we focus on a different aspect of nature: reflections in water, skies, distance, or gardens. We travel to areas around Shrine Mont either on foot or by car. With each local, we review different approaches to different subject matter. Sharing with each other is encouraged and the workshop is designed to inspire.

     Shrine Mont is a place where you can release creative energy, commune with fellow artists and with nature, rest, exercise in fresh mountain air and eat nourishing food. Orkney Springs was originally a place that people went to take the waters from the seven springs that fed the area. There is an enormous old hotel, the Virginia House built in 1873 where meals are still served, where there is a lobby one can sit and look at the work of the artist and illustrator John Douglas Woodward, uncle to the original founder. Shrine Mont is located in historic Orkney Springs, Virginia just 2 hours from the Washington DC area.