I didn’t have any ruby slippers to click but a dark purple Chevy did the trick and brought Maggie and I back home after an inspiring week at the SDP Conference. We had a great time taking classes, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, shopping, and generally picking up ideas and inspirations.
I was pleased with all of my classes and thrilled with the teachers I learned from. I focused on color pencils but just had to take an acrylic class with Mark Menendez painting waves.
Colored pencils covered a red tailed hawk with Tina Sue Norris, a crab with Janelle Johnson, and a frog again with Mark Menendez. I learned a lot of color pencil tip and techniques to bring back and incorporate in my own designs. I can’t wait to get started. I’m on the education committee this next year for SDP and would like to hear from you about what you would like offered in the way of education from SDP, e-packets? videos? Classes to entice new painters?
The next conference will be held in Wichita KS and they have big plans for special events.
Come by the studio and I’ll tell you more and show you the paintings I completed.