What a whirlwind!

Working by oil lamp

We lost power early on Monday, October 29th as Hurricane Sandy howled its way into New Jersey.  Still hoping that my plane would be able to take off on Thursday morning …. and that I would be able to get myself to the airport past fallen trees and strewn power lines, I completed preparing the materials for the Color Scheme Game Workshops scheduled in Santa Rosa, CA for Nov. 2nd and 3rd.  Oil lamps illuminated my efforts to be totally prepared.

United Club at Newark Airport

With only minor detours I wound my way down to the highway and drove through the predawn darkness to the airport, hoping to be able to make contact with the internet world as I waited for my plane departure.  No such luck.  Terminal C was without internet, but the flight was not delayed.

Village Art Supply Color Scheme Game Workshop

Color Scheme Game Workshop demonstration

Thank you Joanie Springer! for hosting and putting together two fantastic workshops!  No doubt I will be returning to Santa Rosa in the near future.  Thank you Village Arts for hosting the second workshop in the center of your bright and inspiring art store!  A great time was had by all.

Sketchbook Drawings: Top – drawn first with fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Black Ink followed by watercolor and gouache.  Middle – drawn with fountain pen filled with Sheaffer black cartridge ink. Bottom – drawn first with Sheaffer fountain pen followed by watercolor – demonstration in process at private Color Scheme Game Workshop.