"A Fragrant Affair in France"
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
Swirling petals carry the scent of a French breeze.
A love affair??
Flowers in France, paintings in Paris. That's just how it went down this past week:)! If familiarity breeds contempt, then I was in deep trouble, because 2/3's of these artists were, as I like to call 'em, repeat offenders (that's what can happen when you hold a workshop where you live...).
Some have painted with me at so many workshops I am loosing track...and control I might add. I threatened to throw the rowdy ones out, but quickly realized, due to the influence of the seasoned group on my new tenderlings, that I would have no one left in the Paris workshop, so I just kept painting and tried not to look over my shoulder....
For that reason I am holding them responsible for the fact that I have no group photos of their paintings the first two days, except a few that snuck into one of the larger shots. Do not be deceived by the demure looks of this group of ladies...they posed nicely for the photos but even the city police had to stop and turn on their blue lights when we were outside taking our group photo, that's all I'm sayin'.
I think it is obvious that I am going to have to start screening workshop participants.
a rare moment of behavin' themselves...
Pat in her sassy apron...
Sandy not giving me a hard time...
A low down art show...
And remnants of the musical easels exercise.
Glenna, Pris, Ann, Ann, Kay, Barbara, Sandy, Vicki, Claudia, Pat, Ann Marie, Brenda, Vicki, Tricia, and Me...and one more Ann who left (escaped) a few hours early.
And yes, that is 4 Ann's, and 2 Vicki's. I even had a Pat and a Tricia. But not Patricia. I just never caught a break from beginning to end.
Call me crazy, but I am having a workshop here same time next year---and so help me Hannah, some of them have already signed up for it!
I figure anything can happen in a year.
People can change.
Eddie's can move out and get their own place.
I am, if nothing else,
P.S. You can probably tell, I had a great time and love this group of women/artists. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do. Thank you girls for bringing such joy, laughter, and focus to this workshop---you were awesome!
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