Today I went to visit with V....Vaughan and her workshop students at Joel's Coffee Bar in North Austin. They had been out early painting the sunrise, but I couldn't join them until I had my daughter dropped off at a friend's for a playdate. Joel's is graciously acting as "home base" for V's Austin workshop and Brad very graciously let us sketch him while he was working his magic with chocolate. You have no idea how good it smells in there!
We had a very nice time and it makes me wish more than ever that Austin had a community arts center where we could meet, hang out, share, talk, commune, show our work, paint figures, hold workshops, critiques and classes. If I had a million dollars... or an investor?
See V's site for more on her workshops - and just fyi - she is the most amazing teacher. She communicates so well, has so many wonderful ideas and approaches to painting - honestly, she's the Edgar Payne of our day!