Saturday, September 24, 2011
It certainly was an interesting experience to be
Artist in Residence at such an historic place.
T. C. Steele is the father of Hoosier impressionism.
His home is a lovely place. The gardens, although not in full bloom this time of the year,
are wonderful to experience.
Virginia's favorite place was the lilly pond and its beautiful water lillys.
This little lady was, in my opinion, the highlight of the show.
this is what art is all about, exploring, having fun
and creating a masterpiece.
Her painting of The T. C. Steele residence is wonderful.
As colorful as her clothes.
Two artists at work.
During the time of the Residency, I held two workshops on
"How to Develop your Own Personal Journal sketchbook."
Among the historical journalists the participants reviewed were
Lewis & Clark, John Muir and John James Audubon.
We also looked at the journals of Nature journalists, Ernest Thomspn Seton,
Cathy Johnson and Virginia Scott as well as Peter Beard.
Two participants showing off their journals.
Another happy group of journal workshop participants.
Me instructing how to do a title page.
Here are a couple of nature drawings that I did during my stay.