For two weeks in July I painted in Vermont with the Mass Art/Art New England workshops at Bennington College. It is the second year in a row that I’ve attended and have had positive experiences both times. The first week I took a plein-air landscape class. The second week I continued to work outside in an independent study. Our goal was to paint two “alla prima” paintings per day. Some people did more, some less. It was a thoroughly exhausting pace and worthwhile to work fast, enlarge painting sizes, and develop efficiencies.
ABOVE: Bennington, oil on linen panel, 8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm), 7/25/08, SOLD
Landscape paintings, various sizes, oil on linen and linen panels, 7/20/08 – 8/02/08