The SWS workshop was sold out, but I had the privilege of watching Skip Lawrence paint a demo for our SWS May meeting. His gestural style resulted in a fantastic painting within the hour. In addition, Stephen Quiller was in town for another workshop and decided to join us in the audience! What a treat to meet these two talented individuals!
We just returned from the NWS 2010 All Member Show at their beautiful gallery in San Pedro, CA. It was particularly special because my son, his wife, and my granddaughter were able to attend with us. Mr. Bailey spoke to her and said, "Are you the little girl who went whale watching?" Kylie loved being recognized from the painting. It was such a treat to see many admired artists' work. To me, it was an awe-inspiring learning experience to walk through the gallery full of NWS and AWS signatures, as well as artists from all over the nation.
The view from San Pedro is gorgeous! We took Loa Sprung's advice to go see the Korean Friendship Bell and enjoyed the incredible overlook area.