I brought my 15 year old water colour supplies with me this trip and through the internet I've met a woman from Colorado who is a water colour painter and enjoys company while painting. She lives just down the end of the block and we've gotten together a couple times in the past week to work on our painting together.
Peggy is quite an accomplished painter and also good company. I've learned some techniques of water colour painting just from talking to her and observing her work. I'm really enjoying having some time to play around and discover how I want to paint. I'm working from some of the photos I've taken over the past two years and there is a lot of material to choose from.
Peggy and I and anther student, Rodriguez from Mexico City, sat at tables under a shade tent around the swimming pool while Jane demonstrated her techniques. It turns out that these workshops are more about entertaining guests at
the hotel and helping people who don't paint come up with something
Jane's style is not exactly what I'm working towards but I did learn
some techniques that I can use and it was fun to sit around and play
with paints and talk, while hotel guests came by and ooohed and aaahed.