As mentioned a couple of posts ago, Lou (Bag Blog) and I attended the Tom Christopher (http://tomchristopherartist.com/) pastel workshop at the Eureka Springs School of Art in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in mid September. This is Part 2, you can read Part 1, here.
Tom lives in Iowa and paints what he knows: the landscape, rivers and trees in his area. He stresses the importance of value. His painterly style is considerably looser than the way I generally work and I wanted to give it a shot. As I mentioned in Part 1, this opportunity fit right in my plan.
It was also a good time to get together with Lou and Toby, her husband. Gene and Toby rode their bicycles and visited while Lou and I were in class. We explored the downtown area and had some great dinners in the area. On the weekend, David (our son) and Lisa, his wife, came down to Arkansas from Kenucky to deliver my shelf so we all had a good time.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. —Dwight Eisenhower