A very beautiful and robust painting by Kathleen Gadway @kmgadway from my recent painting course in France and some words from her about the course.
‘Dear Dean and Jo,
I enjoyed painting with you in the Dordogne. The venue was magnificent and Noelle’s cooking was an unexpected luxury. The views from the chateau patio were breathtaking and the motifs over the river seemed unending wherever we looked.
The week we spent painting with you and Jo was fabulous; everything I wanted. The breakfast discussions about art concepts, with examples of historic and contemporary artists made for a great way to start the day. The demos we’re the best! I learn a lot from watching you paint. I also appreciated the critiques you provided while visiting me at my easel. I probably learned more from your “over the shoulder” guidance and positive feedback.
Marcell enjoyed his first painting trip; thank you for being his first teachers.
Hugs and I hope to see you again soon,
I just received this wonderful message from Janet Stolle regarding her time with us during my course in France last month. This makes all the hard work worth while! ...and of course another one of her beautiful paintings;
I Wish I were Back at La Roque Gageac.
Thank you for the wonderful week of art immersion beginning with inspiring imagery over coffee. The persuasive power of your suggestions for thumbnails, as well as daily focus on planes, massing, color flow, chroma, etc. were the exact right notes to start each day. Most of all, thanks for your sensitive teaching approach - your comments were always easy to accept and right on the mark.
The Dordogne is a most gorgeous venue and having a gifted, empowering teacher made it truly bliss.
Merci to you and lovely Jo! I very much appreciate her aesthetic eye and thoughtful comments as well.
With warmest regards,