Monday, February 9, 2015

Workshop Day 4

Workshop instructor Susan Abbott setting up to paint
at Tahiti Beach on the south end of Elbow Cay. . .

where Susan painted with watercolors 
which led to my last watercolor during Susan's Workshop.

A Painterly How's It Going, Hmm
with Susan Abbott painting with watercolor at Tahiti Beach
on Elbow Cay, Abaco Island, Bahamas
sketched plein air on February 8, 2015
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
#3 graphite, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press
fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
NFS - Gift to the artist, Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott Paints
In the shadow of palm trees dappling shadows . . .

Susan paints as the light and shadows bounce, bounce, and
bounce again, full concentration, focused, and then,
with the painting almost done, . . .

Susan moves to the full light until . . .

it's almost done, and done enough . . .

to share as the last thing with our last work critique.

It was a fabulous workshop, led by a knowledgeable, personable sharing Susan Abbott and a class of fine classmates, Nea Brown, Susan Carelli, Christiane Coloni, Colleen Filler, Kathy Lowry, Jean Mataszewski, Nan McCarthy, Diana Nouri, Susan Shadis, Signe Sheldon, and Joan Von Weien.
Thank you Susan and thank you workshop mates
for a wonderful workshop where we all
stretched our painting skills
on a magnificent isle.

By the way,
wonder why that green color
is popular in the Bahamas?
It's because they. . .

"Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together,
Put the lime in the coconut and then you'll feel better,
Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up,
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up."

Put the Lime in the Coconut by Harry Nilsson
Put the lime in your coconut,
great song, (3:51) HERE.
I quietly hummed it during our workshop.
Lyrics HERE

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