Saturday, July 10, 2010

Being an Artist is Hard Work.

This past week was a very busy, and demanding one, for me, in regards to wearing my "Arteest's" hat.
I'll elaborate in my next post. But starting tomorrow, at four P.M., an even busier week will begin.
I will be wearing my "Instructor's" hat, teaching for the week with four other instructors, at the second annual  "Maurice River School Plein Air Painting Workshop," in South Jersey.

Week after next I'll do a post about the week's adventures, but for now, here are some images from our
first workshop, last year. Everyone involved is delighted to know our enrollment has more than doubled
this year, totaling twenty five students. Here is the woman responsible for the founding of "The Barn Studio
of Art," in 1965, Pat Witt. As Millville's "Artist Laureate," she is the ultimate Artist and  Muse, radiating the
"Art Spirit" to generations over these many years.

Pennsylvania Academy Associate Professor and artist, Jill Rupinski, presenting her insightful thoughts
on the use of Pastels, at the edge of the pond at the Barn Studio.

Students enduring the hot sun and sand at one of our many painting sites, East Point Light,
on the Delaware Bay.

My Water Color demo from that day of painting.
(Sold to a collector,)

Every day we painted 'til well into the evening. Here, at the swimming hole at the Burcham Farm, on
the Maurice River.

And here is our oldest, and I think most enthusiastic student, Al, a retired doctor, chasing the light
at the end of another long day.

This is a demo I did in oil, at the Burcham's Farm. Next week; more of the same. Gotta' stay in shape, because I can see the Maurice River School Workshops are going to just keep growing, in the
years to come. (Oil on panel. Sold to a collector.)
Did I mention that I'm also teaching an Acrylics Painting Workshop in Provence, France, at the end of August? Now THAT will be an adventure, for sure.
Can hardly wait. Thank you, Ellen.

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely William - very Monet / Pisarro. I think you are getting in the mood for Provence! Have a great time.