Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Winter Blues

I am doing my best to wait out winter. There's snow forcast for today, but the daffodils are getting ready to bloom and the snowdrops are already blooming. Mother nature is very confused.

Ollie, my ten-year-old boxer, loves to snuggle under the blankets, and he especially loves this afghan. Sometimes, he will bury himself completely under the blankets. Ceili, my female boxer, prefers to lay on top of the warm blankets.

Both dogs keep me company when I paint indoors. They only have compliments when they watch me work. What a great audience.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Don Demers Workshop in Falmouth, Mass.

I signed up for a workshop given by Don Demers, who is a professional landscape/seascape painter from New England. It's going to be at the Falmouth Artist Guild, in Falmouth, Mass. for three days in September. I'm really looking forward to this. Falmouth is in Cape Cod, and the workshop is the weekend after Labor Day. The summer crowds should be gone, but the weather should still be really nice. I'm hoping to pick up some great pointers about plein air painting. I share his appreciation for the painterly style of painting. His seascapes are amazing. He really knows how to paint waves. I signed up early for this, since his workshops sell out quickly. I may buy one of his DVDs from his Website.