Thursday, September 29, 2011

Not sure where to begin!

I knew that this last couple of weeks were going to be a bit of a whirlwind what with my workshop in Scotland, my show in London and starting my MA in Cambridge!!   I am still trying to catch up!

I must congratulate my three intrepid and dedicated students from North America who flew all the way to Scotland just to take a workshop with me!  We had a lot of fun!  It is very easy having so few students, although more would have been nice from a financial point of view!  I am not complaining though, it was like painting with three good friends and accomplished painters to boot!  The week before, I was avidly watching the weather and it didn't look good.  However, for the most part the weather stayed fine, except for an extremely rainy Wednesday, which wasn't nice for Rose's husband who had booked a fishing day on the River Tweed.  Poor thing.  We stayed nice and cosy in the studio! Rose and Katherine loved Skirling House.  They were treated royally.  If anyone ever wants to stay in the Scottish Borders, this is the place to stay.  Bob and Isobel are wonderful hosts.

When we were painting alongside the river Tweed, see photos below, we were watched intently by quite a number of cows... they seemed to find us very fascinating!


Deborah Paris said...

It looks fabulous!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

It really was Deborah!

Katherine Kean said...

The workshop was wonderful Lynne, among the best. I learned a lot! I appreciate your insights and the ample individual attention I received, and loved the demo.

This was such a beautiful location too, and so inspiring. It was also nice to have the studio for that one very rainy afternoon.

You thought of everything and getting to stay at Skirling House was really icing on the cake!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thank you Katherine... it was a wonderful week for me too!

Rozanne Hubbard said...

Finally...I can post my comments on your Scotland workshop! It was a fantastic week Lynne! I loved every minute of it. Thank you for sharing so much of your painting knowledge and techniques...oh, and for driving us all around the amazing Borders area so we could take 100s (maybe 1000s) of beautiful photos. We ventured into parts of Scotland no tourist would ever find! Your ability to 4-wheel drive in a car with no 4-wheel drive was impressive, too. :D Looking forward to your next workshop!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thank you Rozanne.. just let me know when you want to return, it was fun for me too.