We traveled to San Francisco and Los Gatos, California recently to teach a workshop there and visit with my family who live in the Santa Cruz Mountains. My cousins own and operate The Los Gatos Company in the heart of downtown Los Gatos, a charming town just south of San Francisco halfway between Santa Cruz and San Jose. I was delighted with the response and even more delighted to have one of my old friends from Phoenix, now living in the area, attend the workshop, as well as one of my e-newsletter subscribers who found us through italiannotebook.com! I even had a few accomplished artists (albeit not in watercolors) attend and based on their responses, everyone seemed to enjoy the workshop and asked when I would do it again!
The weather was unseasonably warm for our two-day workshop but there are plenty of shady spots on their lovely property that includes a wisteria covered pergola, swimming pool and lots of huge old trees. Here are some photos from the workshop.
If you are reading this and would like to have me come do a workshop for you and your friends, please contact me and we'll try to work something out. I love to travel and meet new people and if I can do that while teaching a class -- how great is that!
Thanks to those who attended and to Marnie & Andy for hosting! It was great being with all of you!
|Journaling and relaxing around the pool|
|Writing down observations|
|Lessons under the Arbor|
|Fosusing on observations|
|Sharing around the pool|
|Jon & Nikki listening to me talk|
|Journaling by the guest house|
|Painting with watercolor|
|Working in the shade|
|Lesson around the pool|
|Marnie's Plum Tart|
|Marnie and Andy's Mountain Home|
|Working with colors|
|Under the Arbor (table in foreground holds my supplies)|