Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hilton Head Workshop

I'm back from my recent workshop in Hilton Head - it has taken me a couple of days to get organized, look through some photos, get caught up on sleep. I'm usually drained after the week ends, in a good way. I just had the greatest time with 19 talented, eager and wonderfully fun painters, I hated to see it end.

Thanks to all those who joined me in Hilton Head, and to Vince Fazio, from the Sedona Arts Center, who organizes and assists me in my workshops. I loved the experience.

Half the time spent away from home was family time, Brett and I took Zac and Joey - their first road trip and first time at the beach.

They were beside themselves - they LOVED the wide open beach, the waves, the room to run amok.

They turned 7 months old while we were there - amazingly brave and well-behaved the whole time.

The evening before the workshop began, one of my students who lives on the island, hosted a get-together at her beautiful home - a chance to get to know each other, which was great for all of us. One of my demos was the outstanding view from her back patio.

5 x 7"

The first day, I talked a lot and painted this demo, a very loose, colorful piece - a woman I spotted on the beach the first few days we had arrived.

8 x 10"

The second day, my students painted from the same photo, with amazing results. The different interpretations of the water were very cool - here's a few of those done.

This is another one of my demos, I wanted to concentrate on the skin colors - another woman I spotted on the beach.

6 x 6"

On our longer day in the studio, I painted a mugshot - then forced everyone, including Vince, to paint one. I did this in my New York workshop, I knew they'd learn something from it, I think they enjoyed it more than they thought they would. Amazing results, a very cool exercise. Here is my demo .....

4 x 4"

Our last day together went way too fast, one more demo to include swirly water and more skin.

6 x 6"

What a fantastic week I had - family time beforehand with the pups and time with our friends, Neil and Karen, the beach and sunshine, painting and I got to know some really great people - it doesn't get any better than that.

I would normally head to Charleston after the workshop, this time I opted out, but I was told both my paintings 'Outdoor Dining' and 'Checked Out' that were part of the Charleston Art Auction sold (yay!) and they now have nice homes to go to. An excellent way to end my week.

Please take time to check out the blogs I've listed on the right column, of those artists who have participated in my workshops. I'm very proud of all of them. I also want to mention - if you're interested in my future workshops, check the info on the right column, or call the Sedona Arts Center and ask to be notified when one is scheduled. The next adventure is in San Francisco next April, a perfect city to photograph and paint - there are 7 openings remaining at this time.

Time to get back to the paints - see you back here very soon.


Maria Bennett Hock said...

I am still smiling remembering the wonderful week I spent on Hilton Head Island with you. The workshop was fantastic and the other students were great. Vince was an invaluable help. I am still traveling but hope to get back to my altereasel next week and paint, paint, paint! Thank you so very much for everything!

Linda Nickles said...

Karin, what a great week we all had! After the second workshop, things are beginning to sink in. One of the highlights was meeting Neil and Karen. So glad the pups traveled well. Thanks to Brett -- I LOVE my alter easel!!!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Sounds like you guys had a great workshop. No surprise. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. So fun to see what you and the students painted. I was jealous all last week. Still am. San Fran would be heaven. hmm....

Linda Popple said...

Karin, thank you, thank you, thank you for an amazing week! I can't wait to get back to painting and use all those fantastic colors. I learned so much and met the most wonderful people! I still haven't come down and really looking forward to getting back to work! :-)

Terri Buchholz said...

I can't tell you how much fun and equally, how informative your workshop was. The entire experience exceeded my expectations, and I expected it to be wonderful! I don't know what could have made it better except to have lasted another week. It was a great pleasure meeting you and Vince, not to mention seeing your paintings at the reception. I loved every moment. And please tell Brett I love my easel too! I used it all day and it is great!

Andy Mathis said...

Love the photo of Zac and Joey on the beach. So much that I had to pin it onto pinterest.

Graham Matthews said...

Nice paintings!... lots of talent!

Regula Scheifele said...

Karin, thank you so much for the great week! I'm still travelling and will be flying back home tomorrow, and I can't wait to get painting again.
It was so wonderful getting to know you and meeting this great bunch of women - I just wish I could come to SF next year...

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful to see the workshop photos-also the boys on the beach!! Sounds like another amazing workshop with a great group. I am sure they all loved learning from one of the best! You are a gifted artist and wonderful teacher- would love to see San Francisco with an artist's eye and go to that one! Like Carol said, Heaven!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

fabulous. I hated to miss it.

Giselle Vidal McMenamin said...

Wonderful demos Karin. Wish I could come to one of your workshops!

James said...

Love the back patio painting. Very fresh - nice job.