Painting in the Big Apple!
New York was kind, the people magnificent, the workshops wonderful. Lovely friendships were formed and much painting done around the beautiful lake in Central Park.
Two out of the three days were clear and mild. We looked at the bridges and waterways, light and springtime trees, blossoms and boats. To a magical and musical background the participants used oils, gouache, pen, pencil and acrylics to portray the scenes before them. The third day was just as magical, but bitterly cold and rainy. We had arches for cover where hip hop dancers bopped to a doofdoof beat, followed by some melodic guitar playing. There was a wedding and opera singers. Bethesda fountain kept us company along with curious onlookers who wove through our ranks and photographed our work freely and all-too-closely. Wow! I can see so much improvement and direction. Well done everyone! If you are interested in future workshops (anywhere in the world) please let me put you on our contact list. Just send an expression of interest via email.
Melbourne exhibition looms! Just a few weeks away in July (10-21) at Brightspace Gallery. Central theme will be the spectacular Mornington Peninsula. Arty warmth for a cool time of year in the windy four-seasons-in-one-day city. There will be more workshops. The instruction will take place in the gallery surrounded by the work on the wall featuring still lifes, landscapes and seascapes of areas around Melbourne.
Looking forward to seeing you at the show if you can make it! Or if not, stay tuned to Instagram @mystudiodoor @richard_claremont, Facebook, Twitter and emails. Thanks for following and gratitude for sharing and keeping the buzz going.