I borrowed this phrase from the recently deceased Canadian painter Robert Genn who believed that there is only so much we can learn about how to paint from the many fine instructors and resources available today. The true learning comes from going off on our own and just doing it - Go to your room!

I have had the good fortune to take instruction from outstanding artists in Canada and the USA. I continue to work on my own development ( Going to MY room!) . I share, through this blog and workshops, what I have learned and what others have shared with me.

I created this blog primarily for those attending my workshops to keep in touch and to further share as we grow together. If others are interested in following that would be great.

Enjoy the journey.

Monday 13 February 2012

I made it! Carol Marine Workshop

I am here. Carol Marine workshop at  Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio in upper Washington State. Lovely little town. Workshops are held at a 4H building at the local fair grounds - great room and well organized. 

Off to a good start. Great demo, good discussion, good teacher, lots of one-on-one time  - looking forward to the week. Will keep you posted. 

My goal here is to improve my confidence using oils - in particular laying correct spots of colour. 

"Painting is like golf - the better you get the few strokes you need" - Carol 

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