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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Beautiful Scotland

 I returned last week from traveling to Scotland to take part in Lynne Windsor's workshop. Lynne scouted a number of beautiful locations to paint, each one more spectacular then the rest.

Since this was my first visit to the U.K. I wasn't sure what to expect. Many people told me to bring lots of warm clothing, however I didn't want to go overboard on the packing since I also had to bring an easel and art supplies. The layers I brought served well. The weather was variable, to say the least, but never extremely hot or extremely cold. Sometimes it rained and sometimes it was windy, while others times it was sunny and mild. It all suited me just fine, being the big fan of weather that I am.

The workshop was wonderful. Lynne started with a demo, explaining her process as she painted, while we watched, took notes, and asked questions. Each day we painted either outdoors en plein air, or in the studio, depending on the weather. In between painting we had the opportunity to get lots of photos - there seemed to be limitless opportunities. The skies were gorgeous and constantly changing, illuminating various aspects of the landscape, while flocks of sheep arranged themselves in pleasing patterns.  I had so much fun, learned plenty, and will benefit from seeing things in a new way.

More on this to come. In the meantime Lynne has posted several photos on her blog..


LisaS said...

Beautiful photos! What a wonderful and what must have been inspiring trip ;)

Beth Rommel said...

I can't wait to see what you have painted! Scotland is probably my favorite place in the world...just asked the other day where I would go if I had to leave USA and I said Scotland. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Lisa! It was inspiring.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Beth - It's my pleasure to share the photos. I can see why Scotland could be your favorite - it's my new favorite too. I'd love to hear about your travel experiences there.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Dear Katherine, I am busy working away on ideas for my printmaking course, alone in the room you slept in at my Dad's and thought I would see what you have been up to and saw this post.... thank you so much.. you have cheered me up no end as I work away on this rather quiet Saturday night! It was a total pleasure being with you in Scotland and London! I can't wait to see the results of your trip!

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Lynne, You're so very welcome! I'm fascinated to follow along on your blog and see what you are learning in your printmaking course. The material seems very interesting! And thank you for your workshop. I had great fun traveling with you.