Fawns feeding under our bird feeder
Friday, July 24, 2009
Paul on his last day at SVA
Paul spent three weeks at the School of Visual Arts in their pre-college program. He loved art school and life in the city and never wanted it to end. One more year of high school Paulie!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Peter, Me and 200 years of American Presidents
Saturday, July 18, 2009
An open field at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY
I took a break from the workshop and went for a walk at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Interesting sculpture set in open fields and along trails winding through the woods.
"Passage" by Emilie Brzezinski
The second session of the workshop
Peter did a second demo on Saturday for the new students. Everyone joined in and we recorded this one. It will be available online soon.
On a hazy morning, Peter finds a new motif
We passed on Bob's amazing breakfast this morning to sneak out and photograph Central NY a little. Peter hasn't had much time to explore the area. He's pretty exhausted at the end of each day but wanted to make sure he got in at least one morning of photographing.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Stained glass windows catching the morning sun
Peter's landscape workshop is two three day workshops that are back to back. Some students are here all week and others for 3 days. Today starts the second workshop and there will be some new students. After another great breakfast by Bob we head out for another day of teaching.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Bob Dacey and Roger DeMeuth enjoy some pasta and good conversation
Dianna planned and Bob prepared a huge dinner on the porch of the Notleymere for 30 or more people. It was a mix of workshop students, artists, old friends, family and neighbors. It was a wonderful party and a perfect ending to another beautiful day in Central NY.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wind Turbines in Fenner, NY
Joe Scala took us to a Chamber of Commerce dinner that featured a presentation on renewable energy sources and the gigantic wind turbines that are all over this area. We met some local business owners, ate some good food and had a nice time.
Peter and Joe Scala, Director of the Stone Quarry Art Park and founder of the
Mystic Mountain Art Workshops, make each other laugh all the time
Peter in an animated moment, one of many
Peter's landscape painting workshop focuses on painting from photography. He started the day with a slideshow of his work and showed his reference photos along with the final paintings to discuss what inspires him and how he uses his own photography as a starting point. He distills the photos down to what he needs to communicate what originally attracted him to a motif.
Morning at the Notleymere Cottage
Day one of the workshop and it's a beautiful morning. We had a little breakfast, took some photos and headed over to Mystic Mountain to unload the car and set up for Peter's landscape painting workshop.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Peter photographing from our room
For the workshop week, we're staying at the Notleymere Cottage in Cazenovia, NY. This is the most amazing place and worth a trip just to stay here with Bob and Dianna. The best hosts ever and very nice people. Everywhere you look is a visual feast. I will be featuring photos from the inn throughout the week as well as the workshop.