Sunday, September 27, 2015

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

I spent last weekend oil painting in a Plein Air session at Haystack, on Deer Isle. The occasion was the Maine Art Educators Association annual fall conference. Did I have fun? Did I charge my art teacher batteries? Assuredly, YES! Instructor Cooper Dragonette led us art teachers off campus to wonderful locations on Deer Isle, and the weather was perfect. As I basically have not used oils since art college (California College of the Arts), I was intrigued and grateful to work with Liquin - a miracle medium that dries oils within days. In fact, most of our work was fairly dry to the touch the next day. This annual conference is great. Teachers pulling 'all-nighters' in studios, just like the days in art school. Here are a few photos...

I'm looking forward to next year's conference!