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 24 December 2012

The Very Best of the Season

My very best wishes for you and your families over this Holiday Season. 

What are your plans for the Holidays? 

It been a very busy fall for me and I am feeling a bit painted-out. I think I am going to take a break, get a good ebook , that has nothing to do with art, and crash a bit. And of course, ski. 

My best guess is that the crash will last until Boxing Day - then, or whenever it strikes me,  I  will  set down my new learning goals for the next year. Maybe even identify a workshop or two. 

What ever your plans, enjoy. 

Whats new?  Spent some time using Arches Oil Paper to do small and quick colour sketches in acrylics - to work out composition and colour choices. Fast, easy and cheap. Something that I think I will continue to use before making the big commitment to linen.  Working out colours for snow can be challenging. 

Again, all the best. 

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