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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Plein air Intensive Workshop Day 2 afternoon

One of the subjects Albert Handell ( is known for is rocks: big rocks, rocky outcropping, rocks with still water, rocks with moving water. This afternoon started a series of visits to sites with rocks. Albert, our mentor and teacher, chose a small falls over the rocks. Instructions included for us to paint the underlying rocks first, then lay the water over the rocks. Sounds easy enough. I struggle with rocks, and the moving water was an added challenge. I practiced the falls by making some studies, and took breaks to watch the progress of Albert's painting. So much can be learned by watching a master paint.

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