|Andy and my Mom, exploring tidepools|
|My photographer Dad at Spouting Horn, Cape Perpetua|
|Ancient Sitka Spruce towering above|
|Bear tracks on the beach|
|View from our temporary beach cabin homestead|
|Crown Point overlooking the Columbia River|
I capped off vacation by taking a little artist retreat on my own. I traveled up the Columbia River gorge to Corbet, OR where I enjoyed the treat of a two day painting workshop with Flora Bowley. Creative play in a spectacular garden setting with some truly lovely souls.
Flora herself is a wonderfully open teacher fully sharing her techniques and tricks she has learned over the years. She combines technique with a playful painting philosophy I found quite refreshing.
|Layering colors, texture and bold mark-making - canvas in progress|