We went to art camp to be productive and productive we were.
Kate's annual bird calendar got a big boost with several "nearly finished" pieces in watercolor along with block printing. She also tried some new techniques. (Here she's painting blue gouache over orange for a textured effect. Scary but the finished product looks terrific!)
I finished seven watercolors and completed some bookmarks started long ago. (Bookmarks still need ribbons and maybe corner rounding.)
But there was time for fun. We went into Gaylord to the kitchen store.
Inside, a fabric artist's studio where the cute pillows they sell are made.
More wonderful dinners, including Susan's corn salad. (I also add dill to her recipe and while it's good day one, day two is even better!)
And we celebrated my upcoming (or maybe by now, past!) birthday twice!
But back to the art. Here are a few of my art camp things. My massage therapist's dog!
The sailboat vendor in the Tuileries.
Wine bottles from a Paris shop.
Montmartre. From this...
I had trouble with this tulip.
But it's looking OK. Not the best but a good learning experience.
A favorite cardinal.
An epic fail. Let's just call this one a "primitive."
Always a bit of a mess.
But at the end of the day...
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