The evening is still early, but feels as it were past midnight. Settled into my hotel room, I look back with gladness on this first day of the White River Association Plein Air Workshop in Cotter, Arkansas, particularly grateful for the new artist-friends I’ve had the pleasure of making. The coffee now smells good, the bed is firm, and I’m enjoying some good reading, journaling and thinking as I await sleep. Tomorrow is the second and final day of my workshop and I hope for it to be even stronger and fulfilling than today’s.
Above I’ve posted my second demo of the day. We gathered at the Cotter Bridge in the park and looked across the White River, picking out spots to sketch in watercolor. The participants turned in at least two watercolors apiece on this first day, and it was rewarding to see them so eager and aggressive to pursue plein air work–to some it was the first time ever. I still remember how intimidated I was with my first try.
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