Saturday, March 10, 2012

Workshop Thoughts

Scotland in September?

Aye, there's been some talk here of organizing a workshop in Scotland, for September, 2012. It's certainly appealing to me. Just the thought has reminded me, among other things, of how much I like the Norman Wilkinson railway posters from the 1930s. They are tremendously evocative of another time, and seem to bring the romance of Scotland alive.


We've spoken thus far of a week's workshop, somewhere in the period from 16 September to 10 October. At that time, of course, the colors are stupendous, and the hills and lochs are a painter's dream. I, for one, cannae wait.


So, do have yerself a wee dram, and think on it. Use the contact information on the workshop site, www.donaldjurneyworkshop.blogspot.com, to let us know if Scotland might be the right adventure for you.



Information about other upcoming workshops can also be found at www.donaldjurneyworkshop.blogspot.com

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    1. Gr-r-reat! Start lewkin' fer yer kilt!

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  2. Um, I thought you were talking about 2013. Have lots on my plate this year, including 2 of your workshops and 1 of Todd's at Monhegan, a cruise and a Cape Cod vacation with my family in September. Maybe the "workshop fairy" will bonk me on the head....

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    1. Now, Pat...I'm sure the little people will help arrange it. We cannae go scramblin' along a wee, gorse-bounded burn, to paint a loch in the violet dusk, wi' out ye.
      I can hear the pipes!

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  3. I can hear the "ching ching" of the wee people's pot 'o gold (that isn't mine)and see the years of eating bean soup and ketchup broth (but I have awesome art supplies!)Are potatoes plentiful in Scotland? He he!

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    1. What can be said but to declare I never saw a Highland sunset that wasn't worth a couple of months of porridge.

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  4. Donald, I was very excited to see you comment on my blog. Obviously I've been a fan for a while and I've got a nice file of your work in my reference folder. I do really love you nice clean but interesting compositions and gorgeous colors and I feel like the atmosphere is always the hardest thing to capture but you really get it. I also like the drawings a lot, I hope you share them if you have more.
    Scotland sounds wonderful, I've always wanted to see the world while painting but I am starting to resign to the fact that landscapes don't fit my art sensibilities.

    One more thing looks like you’ve got a typo in the workshop blog address, you are missing the “h”. And the second doesn’t seem to work at all maybe it’s missing the “.blogspot”? You may want to make them links by highlighting them and pushing the “link” button.

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  5. Thanks, David. I'm very flattered that you came to visit. And, of course, thank you for saving me from my link woes. I think you should reconsider the landscape. Remember it doesn't have to be just George Inness (RIP), but sometimes it's also Diebenkorn and Rothko. If that doesn't convince, just come drink whiskey with us. Thanks, again.

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