The image above is the result of a three day studio landscape painting class that I took at The Atelier in Minneapolis. It was taught by landscape artist and plein air enthusiast, Brian Stewart. This painting began life as a plein air study that I did of the wonderful tree across the alley from our new St. Paul home.
I do love a good workshop. I think it’s so fascinating to see another artist’s working process. How do they start? What stages does a painting go through? Do they treat all subject matter the same? Brian was an excellent teacher, and with a very small class, it really gave us an opportunity to ask a lot of questions and get some answers.