Mill of Kintail Painting Workshop, August 2015

August 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The second workshop was sold out!

It was such a pleasure to work with eight talented enthusiastic painters for two days!


The weather was very humid, but with an air conditioned studio, we painted in comfort! On Saturday morning, when it was cool and pleasant outside we went sketching and taking pictures of subjects that we wanted to paint. The colours were still lush, but we all know that Fall is just around the corner.

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










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



Around 2pm we took a break from painting and enjoyed Tea on the Lawn at the Mill of Kintail Museum.
It felt like a step back in time to Victorian days, as we drank tea from china cups, and ate a variety of delicious home made breads.


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

    “A relaxing weekend...and I learned so much!"

     "You are an excellent teacher Blair...well done!"

     "I would recommend your workshop to was great!"

     "I'm really looking forward to coming back for the September workshop."                         


Registration for the Sept. workshop is very good, only 2 seats left, so anyone who is interested
in participating should contact me soon.
Class size is limited to 8 people.


Blair T. Paul, all rights reserved
Edited and posted by: Chris MacFarlane Photography


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