There were 13 of us in the workshop with all levels of expertise. And everyone came away with something!
We started out painting behind the projects.
Then we moved to Jack's Island in Lawson Creek Park. I have to admit I've lived in New Bern almost 20 year and I've never been out on Jack's Island. It was like being in the country and we were more or less right downtown.
Those of you that know my work know I am generally not a loose painter but it was a lot of fun and will have an influence on my work I'm sure.
We were exhausted at the end of day 1 but eagerly came back this morning.
Today we spent the day at the Sheraton.
You know I live right around the corner from the Sheraton and I have a fabulous view but as I sat there today I wondered why I don't go there more often. It is so scenic! And it was fabulous painting (or trying to) paint the boats.
We then had lunch on the deck at the Sheraton.
There is also the Cabana Parties on Friday nights. We never get to those because we're open late on Fridays but we've heard it's a lot of fun.
We all found good things in our paintings and what could use some improvement. It's how we all become better painters.
You can see some of them our website by following this link http://www.carolinacreationsnewbern.com/NewFiles/mrooney.html