Painting in the Hudson River Valley

In June, I conducted a five-day workshop near Hudson, NY at

Greenville Arms Inn

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It was one of the most memorable workshops.  The magic performed by our excellent hosts, Kim and Mark LaPolla combined with an amazing group of artists created an unforgettable week.  

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Paulo and the gals

I was so proud of these painters for persevering through rain or shine.

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 They took on both still life and landscape in this week long intensive.

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When the sun came out we packed our gear and spent the day at Olana, home of Frederic Edwin Church.  

It may have been the most magical day that week... 

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My lucky painting hat :)

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We painted on the grounds in the morning. 

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Joanne bravely catching a Cicada

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Cicadas were making a haunting noise this year.

For lunch, Mark spread out a picnic on the lawn and we feasted.  

After that, we took a guided tour of the house and grounds.  So inspired by the beautiful vision of Mr. Church, some of us painted in the afternoon...

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and some enjoyed the scenery and took photos of the magnificent views.

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At the beginning and end of each day we were all rewarded with Kim's and Mark's fantastic meals, fine wines and a special camaraderie around the table.

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Some evenings no one wanted to leave the table, eventually the waitstaff had to relocate us so they could set the morning table.

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Gang, let's do this again!!!

Find out about the next event at Olana, October 3-5, 2013...

Painting demos done over the week

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