Sunday, June 24, 2012

Three Trees, Nimrod Hall, Virginia (sold)


10x10, oil on canvas panel

I returned home Friday night from a week at Nimrod Hall.  I found Nimrod Hall because I wanted to take a workshop from Sara Linda Poly and this location was drivable for me.  Little did I know, it is practically an institution and most certainly a tradition for many people.  Some have been coming for 25 years or more, and most have come at least several times.  I was a "newbie',  but was fortunate to be adopted by Ginger, who had been many times.  The first night she drove me around to all the great painting spots, and we painted together most mornings.

I've never been to a place so loaded with good painting sites.  Everywhere I turned, I wanted to paint the scene.  I took over 400 photos for future paintings

I"ve been to quite a few workshops and I must say, that this group was the easiest, most fun, and pleasant group I've encountered. 

On the minus side, it was unbearably hot with wasps, bees, and most hateful of all to me--gnats that flew around my face.  I used copious amounts of Off and sunscreen.  Other than that, it was a blissful adventure.

The above painting was sold to someone at the workshop.

1 comment:

Kathy Collins said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience! So glad you had a great time. Beautiful lights on this one!! Well done!! Hope to see you tomorrow at 9am.