I flew to Jackson Hole, Wyoming last Wednesday and spent a few days cruising the art galleries, the annual auction art and a stop at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Also had time to do some wildlife watching and location sketching and painting. I drove east to Dubois yesterday afternoon and had dinner with an artist friend and colleague who lives on a ranch.
I’m going to try to post something every day of the workshop, which begins this afternoon and runs through next Saturday morning. There are instructors and artists here from all over the country, including James Gurney of Dinotopia fame. He was the featured artist the year before last, when I also attended.
I’m in Bennington, Vermont, for the opening weekend of the Society of Animal Artists’ international juried exhibition “Art and the Animal” and also one of our two yearly board meetings. I came in a day early to make sure I was here in time in case of bad weather, so went for a drive north yesterday, from where I’d stayed at near the Albany airport, to Saratoga Springs State Park and onwards up into the Adirondacks, which I’d never visited before. It was a gorgeous fall day, as you can see. Today it’s been rainy, and now cloudy and gloomy, so my timing was good.