Friday, September 28, 2012

September Art Retreat

 Last week I went to Samish Island for a painting retreatMost of the artists were doing watercolor and many had sold their paintings in galleries.  There were so many different styles and beautiful paintings.  I did mixed media paintings with acrylics.  It was a great time.  I liked the constructive comments I received from those experienced artists on ways I might improve.
The scenery was beautiful.  We stayed in a cabin which included a bathroom.  It's been along time since I slept in a sleeping bag, but not too bad since I had a mattress to put it on.
The meals were wonderful.  We had 3 meals and dessert in the evening.  Thursday night we watched a movie.  Something about the Marigold Hotel.  It was funny.
 Everyone received half a table to work at.  My spot was next to Carol who was sitting by the window.
Carol, Carla and Joanne
 work room
 This was one of our meal times. 
Dessert on our last evening.
My bed.
 I love this photo.
 I saw deer.
 A picture of the lodge from the beach.

 Pretty sunset
Looking towards the point, taken from my cabin.

Photos with reflections fascinate me.
Now for my paintings.
I did this painting on my last day.  Sometimes I really like it, then other times I think I need to change it.  I don't know yet if it's finished or not.
I really like this canvas.  It was painted on the 2nd day of the retreat. 
This was a journal page.  It helped loosen me up for the canvases.  I'm really happy with it.

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