Finally getting around to sharing some of the sketches from the workshop I taught in beautiful Gualala, California in June.
First of all I thoroughly enjoyed the Art Center there. I mean Gualala is a little town on a piece of coastal Hwy 101 which is accessible only by many miles of cliff hanger switchbacks, but this community supports the arts like nothing I’ve ever seen in such a small town. The art center, a lovely spacious building nestled in the redwoods, provided me with a large, airy studio above the art gallery for the workshop and there were events going on all weekend – from an art show and Hawaiian style anniversary to a 75th birthday and performance by famous jazz musician. I took the group to town where we sketched the ocean view, flowers, restaurant interiors and more. After the unseasonably cool and rainy weather I’d had the week before in Europe, the sunny warm weather was more than welcome!
And then she sketched me back. This is me with a couple of decades removed! (I only allowed them the detail of one eye)
My husband Bob had made the trip with me, and that evening we went to the concert/birthday celebration of Terry Riley at the Gualala Art Center and I sketched in the dark with a tea light on the table for light.