Oh how we teach that which we most need to learn!
Newgale Beach gave us bags of inspiration and lungs full of air this morning on the first day of my residential painting weekend. The theme of the weekend is experimentation and finding ways to get to the feeling of the landscape through paint. All my students have engaged with the spirit of the idea and it is a privilege to see them blossoming into new ways of working.
Maggie and Andrew at Indigo Brown are our hosts and we all feel so well looked after, fed and watered. It is always a pleasure to teach in this place where I know my students will have a warm welcome, comfy beds and wholesome and delicious food. Maggie and Andrew excel at providing all the home comforts in their spacious and tasteful house, purpose-built for running art courses – perfect! Thanks to Ruth Sargeant (one of the most talented (and modest!) artists I know) for helping out and being my glamourous assistant!