• Scotland Plein Air Painting Retreat - Interim Report 5

    9 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Snizort Bridge 5x7 gouache by Michael Chesley Johnson
    In my workshops, I stress the importance of having a goal when you go out to paint. This holds true for a painting retreat, too, even if that goal is simply to relax. When we did our critiques Sunday morning, I asked each artist as she presented her work two questions: What goal did you have for the retreat? And did you reach your goal?
    Two artists, who had a show coming up, came to collect reference material for studio work; one came to learn how to abstract the landscape without losing the identity of a specific place; and another...
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