Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Art Workshop Recap Kevin MacPherson

Last week was spent at Kevin MacPherson's workshop at his home in Taos, New Mexico. It was a successful experience on many levels. First, Kevin and Wanda are warm hosts in their beautiful home. The inviting grounds are perfect for finding inspiring compositions. His large art studio made for an excellent environment for watching art demonstrations, critiques and conveying educational information. Their home is a mini-art museum so it was a privilege to linger over their art collection. Kevin is generous with his time and provides constructive feedback to push each student to the next level. The class spent time at Walt Gonske's garden as well and it was wonderful to be exposed to another excellent artist during this workshop. I came away feeling empowered and with additional insights about myself as an artist. Below are three of the plein air paintings completed during this workshop.
Walt's Garden
Walt's Garden, 14 x 11 plein air oil painting
Taos Hollyhocks
Taos Hollyhocks, 12 x 16, plein air oil painting
Taos Garden Gate