Friday, June 1, 2012

Photos from the Flint Hills Workshop, May 3-6, 2012

A wonderful group of 16 enthusiastic artists met for the flint hills workshop in May.  I've been meaning to post these but had to unplug for 3 weeks to get a project completed so sorry this is so late.  Some photos are mine, some the students'.  We had a great time!  I'm planning to hold another spring workshop in the flint hills next year and I hope you can join us.  Enjoy!

We arrived Thursday afternoon and the light was perfect!  Everyone got used to their gear and did some warm up painting.
Three days together at the bunkhouses - living the artist's life!
On Friday morning we got right to it - painting skies.
Only a few wispy clouds in the sky, but we made the most of it.
It is possible to paint using a limited selection of pastels and layering.
Elaine getting started on a beautiful pastel painting.
Hmm... why are all those people standing on the road??
And now we paint rocks!
It was hot and humid!
Friday afternoon we concentrated on painting rocks and water.

The heat didn't slow down these dedicated artists!

Saturday morning's beautiful view.
Starting the morning demo.
Blocking in...

and still working on the demo.

The cows were very curious!

We spent Saturday afternoon finding shade and painting along a wooded road. What beautiful light!
Many of the artists spent the evenings photographing.

A cattle path near Flyiing W Ranch.

It was almost a full moon that evening
Pristine prairie.

Artists taking photos of artists taking photos!

The light at dusk was breathtaking.

We spent Saturday night having a well deserved dinner at the Grand Central Hotel in Cottonwood Falls - YUM!
Clements Stone Arch Bridge near Flying W Ranch
Cool truck begging to be painted!  Whoever took this pic - please tell me where you found this!
Chase County courthouse in Cottonwood Falls at night.

Another wonderful weekend in the flint hills comes to an end.