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 February 2014

One Day Workshop Crofton

Workshop Demo Acrylic on black gesso 12x16
Last week I had the pleasure of spending a day with the Crofton Art Group in Crofton BC. It was the sixtieth anniversary of this group - quite amazing. A keen group of 20 ladies - but where are all the men??

The group meets in the Cofton Museum and Senors Center. Great venue overlooking the harbour and ferry to Saltspring Island. 

Cathy and I took the RV and spent a couple of pleasant nights down at the harbour. Very nice venue.

Really enjoyed my day with this group. Mostly seniors and a mix of experience. Painting adds something so very special to the senior stage of life that it is a great pleasure spending time with them. 

Later this week I begin a four day workshop on the Fundamentals of Landscape Painting. This is an intense learning experience for serious beginners and intermediate level painters that want extra grounding in the fundamentals. Each has been given a comprehensive set of notes to read in advance. The workshop will be hands on working with those fundamentals. Going to be fun. 

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