Several years ago I met local artist Laura Harris. We talked about the possibility of her doing an art workshop and she said she had tossed around the idea. I love her art and really wanted to learn from her. Over the years we would see each other, usually at the art store, and she would tell me that she hadn't forgotten about doing a workshop and she really was going to put something together but had been so busy.
Then finally, last April I got an email, the email. Laura was ready to have a workshop, a weekend of inspiration, a revelation of her artistic secrets. I was thrilled.
So on a warm, sunny summer weekend, myself and 15 other admirers watched and learned and were inspired by Laura. We spent two days on a 100 acre property out in Metchosin surrounded by mountains, ocean, and golden pastures.
Each morning began with a light breakfast in a beautiful log cabin and outdoor yoga overlooking the ocean. After an inspirational morning of painting we were nourished with scrumptious west-coast themed lunches made from fresh, organic, local ingredients. Painting continued in the afternoon and by the end of it we walked away with three paintings. It was an amazingly creative and inspirational weekend.
This was one painting I completed after the workshop. My painting...a la Laura, hence the title.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!!