Mill of Kintail Painting Workshop, July 2015

July 18, 2015  •  2 Comments

The workshop was a wonderful success!

The weather was glorious, and we were able to work indoors and out.

Sketching in the shade of a huge maple or oak tree, and listening to birds singing overhead can't be overrated!


Along the banks of the Indian River, dappled light ,gentle breezes, and the babbling of water over rocks made drawing and painting a great pleasure.






The natural surroundings have great variety and lend themselves well to drawing and painting















Inside the Gatehouse studio was a scene of people painting in peace, and enjoying the quiet of the surroundings.


Everyone worked at their own pace and felt very relaxed.

The special presentation by photographer Chris MacFarlane was very well received, and people were eager to take notes and ask questions.

Chris also had several of his exquisite, fine art prints on display to further inspire the participants. (click to enlarge)

Frozen and open water, reflecting winter sunset.Fire & IceThe afterglow of the sunset illuminates the remaining open water on this bitter cold day of winter. Almonte, Ontario, Canada Exploring, Bay of Fundy, New BrunswickEarly morning sun breaks over the tentacles of exploring tree roots. Moon Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New BrunswickClick to enlarge


Chris also demonstrated the correct way to photograph paintings by using cross polarization techniques. Note the rich colours on the right photograph.


Without Polarization With Polarization
Without Polarization With Polarization


Participants were asked what their feelings were about the weekend, and comments were extremely positive.





“One of the most fun and relaxing weekends I've had in a long time.”

“I learned a lot and really enjoyed the painting and photography tips.”

“ I enjoyed it so much I intend to sign up for the Aug. or Sept. one too.”

“Everyone was so nice to be with...sorry it had to come to an end.”

Registration for the Aug. and Sept. workshops is very good, so anyone who is interested

in participating should contact me soon. Class size is limited to 8 people.


Blair T. Paul, AOCAD, OSA | Fine Art
Thanks Lynn, and it was a pleasure working with you!
Lynn Forrest(non-registered)
WOW!!! What a great environment with a great teacher!
No comments posted.

Welcome to my blog. 
I'll be writing on a regular basis about my experiences as a painter over the last forty years. I hope you'll share your thoughts and comments with me - it's a great way to be connected.

Blair T. Paul

January February (3) March (5) April May (1) June July (3) August (5) September (3) October (2) November December
January (1) February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December