This year’s workshop here in the beautiful state of Maine will be Sept. 9th – 13th.
If you’ve never been to Maine, you’re in for a treat. Big pine woods, rocky shores, schooners, harbor scenes, quaint streets, and busy shipyards. Boothbay Harbor is a busy tourist spot, but also a working fishing port. Plenty of subject matter to keep me coming back for forty years!
Our workshop headquarters is less than a mile from downtown. A large space with plenty of room to spread out provides a place to paint if the weather turns drippy.
Just down the street from the headquarters is a quiet lodge high above West Harbor Pond. Many rooms at the Beach Cove Resort have refrigerators and microwaves, and the rates are reasonable. Mention my workshop for a discount.
There are also many other nice lodgings in town. Check out the Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
The Harbor also features many fine restaurants. I can recommend some if you’d like.
The workshop day begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp. I will give a warm up talk to highlight the day’s focus point: shapes, values, colors, composition, textures, etc. We will then proceed to the day’s painting location where I will do a demo that will focus attention on the element of the day. My demos typically last a little over an hour. The rest of the time on location will be free for students to sketch, paint and photograph the area. I will, of course, be available for suggestions.
Finally, we will return to the headquarters for a short and gentle critique of the day’s paintings. Usually we wrap up around 4:00, giving you time to rest up before dinner.
I hope you can join us in September. We’ll have plenty of laughs in addition to the serious business of gaining insights to the painting process. I can be reached by phone at 314-706-6333 or by email (see below) if you have questions. By the way, tuition remains affordable at $400 for the week. And I can send you a supply list on request.
Here are some scenes to whet your whistle.
Here is my email: