Saturday, September 24, 2011

Prescott oil painting workshop by Becky Joy

Prescott House, Morning 9x12 oil 
This was the last day of a 3 day plein air workshop that I taught in Prescott, AZ. It was a small class of several people that I already knew. We had a lot of fun going to some new places and painting all kinds of things.
I stayed at my friend Marla Smith's ranch. The first day we went up the road to the McDonald's Farm. It was an old, old farm with lots of fun things to paint including old trucks. I started the workshop with a demo of the field and trees. Then in the afternoon I painted a small painting of an old truck.
The second day we went to Skull Valley and painted at another old farm. A very interesting place with the barn converted to a three story house and lots of antiques and a Windsor Rat Rod complete with the bullet holes. The fields were full of the big old cottonwoods lining the creek bank and the driveways. It was really beautiful there. Then we moved onto Granite Lake in the afternoon where the reflections were just wonderful in the afternoon light.
The third day was spent in Prescott painting old houses. It was a variety of subject matter for the students and an adventure of discovery of new places. A great 3 days. Lots of fun and learning.
I'll be posting more of the photos of the workshop coming up.

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