October 2 & 3, 2017 – Swansea, Wales
A quick stop at Swansea Print Workshop to set up the tables for the workshop. The art on the wall was excellent as examples for color value decisions and the power of warm/cool choices.
I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the car that matched the Swansea Workshop Door.
Swansea Print Workshop has a beautiful old printing press, A Columbian Press.
And then Anne took me on a scenic tour of the Gower Peninsula … absolutely gorgeous!
We headed back to Anne’s. Anne, Steve and I then went to Mumbles for a pint and a bit of conversation with the local folk. Mumbles refers to the anatomy of a woman that the men at sea missed while away. The land forms as they approached reminded them of their longing. Thus, the name of the village. Hmmmmm.
Beneath the hibiscus is the Gullick House Sketchbook for guests to play creatively during their stay. I was delighted to make my daily contributions.
October 3, 2017 – Swansea
First day of the workshop … I didn’t take any photos. Great class! Fabulous artists!
In the evening, before dinner, Steve took me on a walk through the woods and taught me how to explode wild orchid pods, a favorite pastime when he was a young boy. It immediately became a favorite of mine as well.
Very weary after a long day of teaching, I did a quick sketch of the singing top that I found among the toys in the guest room where I was staying. I’ll post the painted version later. I closed my eyes and fell to sleep immediately.
to be continued …