Monday, May 2, 2011

Where to begin....

My workshop group left Saturday. It was eight days of wild weather, art, food, study, and camaraderie.

Here is the group. Left to right, Phoebe Chidester (Florida), Lisa McShane (Washington), Sara Lubinski (Minnisota), Bea Lancton (Texas) and Rae Ecklund (California). Five students is all my studio will comfortably hold and it makes for a focused, intimate learning experience. We read poetry each morning, painted like crazy, dodged thunderstorms and tornado warnings, ate great food and took a field trip to Ft Worth.

Rae, Lisa and Phoebe painting in the studio

Sara painting

Rae and Bea painting

Me-working on a demo with Bea looking on.

My husband Steve provided lunch each day for the group and several dinners as well. He is a fantastic cook and we ate well! Because the workshop included Easter Sunday we had a brunch that day too.

Steve about to serve brunch

Easter Sunday table

Sara with lettuce from Steve's garden

Steve serving his "Slap Yo Momma" Gumbo (and homemade bread!)

The Gumbo

Next time, more workshop pics and our trip to Ft Worth to see the Hudson River School show at the Amon Carter Museum and visit to Galerie Kornye West.


Lisa McShane said...

What great photos and such a terrific week. Thank you Deborah for everything!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, with some hard work, some variety and great food. Will Steve share the gumbo recipe?

Don Gray said...

Looks like you had a grand time. Fun to see the photos.