Sunday, April 25, 2010

Watercolor Plein Air Workshop, Graham, Texas

April 2010
Red and Linda Foster's Guest House
This cozy cottage is where I stayed
during a 2 1/2 day workshop for the
Graham Art Guild

Linda Foster decorated this
house built in the 1940s just
like it might have been in that time period.
The kitchen had red checked curtains and
red  accents.  Roosters and hens were
in the boarder and the motif of the
kitchen.  The old wooden washboard and
sink had been refurbished as had the
entire house and everything was
sparkling clean.

My stay was very comfortable and quiet.
The only noise came from the birds chirping
in the morning that woke me up.

Day One of the Workshop
Tuesday, April 20,2010
Our painting group met at the Post Office Museum.
We traveled just a few blocks off Main Street to
a pretty bed and breakfast with lots of subject matter
 to paint.  Here are the ladies in our group...

back row, Louisa, Susie, Rose, Sandra
front row, Debbie and Joann

Beth was in charge of the workshop and took very good
care of me during my stay. Monday evening, she provided her
homemade chicken soup for my dinner, delicious!
Tuesday, we all went to a tea room on the square for a salad lunch.

After getting set up with our paints and papers, I did a watercolor demo
of some purple flowers growing by a white picket fence in front of
the house.

Everyone  painted either on
paper or in sketch books their own subject.
I did another demo before we broke for lunch
of an iris.

After lunch we came back to the Victorian House
and painted in the backyard area.

I did this sponge tree and one other demo of a bench
with flowers and picket fence in background.  Sorry, didn't
get a photo of the painting. 

We finished our first day and all went home to
get rested up for Day Two!

This is Red and Linda Foster's House,
 next to the Guest House where I stayed.
A beautiful home with flower gardens full of
purple and yellow iris.

A friend, Cindy and her husband, Danny took me out for dinner to
Sanderson's Restaurant, a well known gathering place
in Graham owned by Joann Sanderson who happens to be
an artist and a member of the Art Guild.

Come back soon to see the bluebonnets we painted on the second day
of our plein air paint out in Graham, Texas.


Pcasso said...

It looks like the perfect place to enjoy doing what you love so much and enjoying the Texas springtime.

Nancy Standlee said...

Sounds like we all would have enjoyed painting along with Margie. Maybe next time.

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