For a few days before the conference, we joined our friend Daniel Keys for some painting fun in the Monterey area. Our first stop was the beautiful Carmel River State Beach.
|L to R: Ryan, Lauren (our new young, aspiring artist friend), |
Jon, Daniel. Taaron is at the distant far right, wearing blue
|I worked quickly in an attempt to capture the low cloud-covering |
before it lifted. Alas, the clouds rose, and I had to paint them from memory,
but it was still an amazing time at a beautiful location.
The next day, Jon and I got to be the "lucky" models for two head study sessions.
|After a long painting session, nothing satisfies quite like pizza!|
The following day's destination: Big Sur. The grandeur of the landscape is stunning. It was a bit windy, but the surroundings could not have been more inspiring.
|L to R: Ryan, Jon, Taaron|
After we spent most of the next day prepping for the event, we retired to the studio for an evening of still life painting.
|Ryan achieves perfect form on his |
patented Master's Soft-Pass Upstroke®
It was a great time of painting, fun and friendship!
Be sure to check back periodically--coverage of this year's Weekend with the Masters event will be coming soon! For more on our adventures at the event, be sure to check out Ryan's blog here.