Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Full Week of Teaching!


- Plein Air Workshop at Arcola Mills June 2008-

I like this photo, I think it's funny. I made everyone line up to do a study of a white building in light. We don't 'normally' stand in such an orderly fashion! The funny thing is that inside was big 'executive' board meeting going on inside, I wonder what they were thinking. . . .



It's snowing here in Minnesota and absolutely beautiful outside. This week was full of teaching! Monday and Tuesday I taught my regular weekly classes and Thursday and Friday I held a 2 day Still Life workshop. I am completely and fully inspired and impressed with the art spirit of the painters in the studio for those two days. There truly is an uplifting spirit being around others with the same passion as you. As a painter we spend much time alone at the easel, of coarse. I love my time alone with my paints and brushes but I am SO incredibly grateful to be able to share what I know so far in this journey as a painter with other inspiring artists. Painters are wonderful people to be around and as much as they say I give to them, I feel they give me more, it's an amazing circle of great inspiring energy. So here's to the people in my two day class for doing a great job and truly being there to become better painters, not just to 'make pretty pictures'! :)


Okay, so I know this is no longer summer. However, after the recent studio workshops, I was inspired to share photos of the 5 day summer 'plein air' workshop I teach every June on the St Croix at Arcola Mills.

8 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

Some kind of protest I reckon.
anyway it's hilarious!

What's that about snow and studio work? Is plein air painting only for summer ment, I hope Marc doesn't read that, .. hehehe

Marc R. Hanson said...

Kami you'll have to go out to paint this raging blizzard by yourself today, once again. My toes are cold!

Hi René... :)

Kami Polzin said...

Hi Rene'

As long as it's 20 degrees or above plein air is fair game in my book! Anything below is car or studio painting. :) . . I think it's 28 degrees today, I'm heading out!
Happy Painting to you today! -Kami

René PleinAir. said...

Aah common 20 degrees then i paint in my T-shirt, by 28 degrees I start to think that I am gonna paint in early morning or late at night, ....

Hey Marc! :-D

(Or is that Kelvin what your talking about?!)
:-S

Marc R. Hanson said...

20˚F... -6˚C .......... :O

Dianne Mize said...

These photos made me nostalgic for the summer greens---already :\

Kami Polzin said...

Hi Diane,

ME TOO! It was 11 degrees this morning! (plus windchill of coarse) Too cold for November, the studio is looking pretty nice right now. The seasons come and they do go, good thing is they come BACK again. :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Congratulations on a 'Spectacular' Open House!!! :-)
The studio, the atmosphere, the food, the Art and the featured Artist... All perfect! ;-)