Friday, April 1, 2022

Painting Creation Workshop Returns June 10th-12th, 2022

We are back with another paint-out and eager to see familiar and new faces. We had so many sign up last summer that we had to turn people away so please sign up early!

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.”—John Ruskin

There is no better way to enjoy the crisp mountain air than by exploring the natural world through painting! Join me for our Painting Creation workshop this June 10th-12th at the beautiful retreat center at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, Virginia. Choosing oil or watercolor, you’ll join students at all levels of 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 or 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. To sign up please go here: