This was a wonderful day out at O'Neal Regional Park. Greg LaRock, who I have studied with through workshops, offered a day of appreciation to all of his past students. He did a demo in the morning, fed us a wonderful lunch and worked with everyone one of us during our own painting AND! offered to critique any painting we were working on and brought along. He is a talented teacher and just a generous guy. Throughout his demo he shared just about every thought step by step. He discussed and tried things and then changed them and discussed why. It was a great day.
Now for me. By the time I actually got painting I was a bit tire and had eaten lunch and a wonderful chocolate chip cookie, provided by Greg LaRock. I got out there and worked out 3 different under paintings which I wiped off. This is big for me. My natural instinct is to beat the dead horse and go home defeated. So by the time I got to #4 and kept it on the canvas there was not much time left in the day. So it became a good beginning, a sketch or just not done. That's okay because it was truly a great day. Any day painting is a great day of learning just a little bit more about this wonderful thing we do as artist and students of creativity.