Here it is! Already spring, the Easter Bunny arrives tomorrow and Pear Blossom Festival is next weekend! Why am I rambling about what's happen in the near future you ask? Well, simply it's because finally I have had time to look up from a busy winter season of classes and activities! All that fun and interaction of life whirling around me had me going every which way!
I'm taking a deep breath, reading a book, painting a new pastel and planning for my next round of classes. Actually I did begin a class last Monday but it was an easy in since all three painters are experienced painters and have been in one or more of my classes already! They are delightful women and I love spending this class time with them! The routine is easy . . . first a cup of coffee and a gentle critique of the work they've just finished or currently working on, then down to business! I'll introduce a new or review topic and do a short lecture. . . then we proceed with the painting techniques of the day or return to their "in progress" works.
On April 17 I will begin a full round of classes; Beginning Basics (AM), Basic/Intermediate (PM) and Drawing and Sketching will follow on April 19th in the evening.
When the weather clears I intend to include Plein Air Painting on Fridays into the mix! But not yet.... It is too cold for my bones! I just WISH that I could go to Las Vegas for the National Plein Air Gathering at Red Rocks next week! But maybe I can go to De Poe Bay in June for the Plein Air Painters of Oregon paint out if I can talk some other painters into going with me.