I decided last minute to head off to Mount Carmel, Utah for the Maynard Dixon Country. I went as a spectator... but of course brought along paints!
The first couple of days I painted alone exploring the landscape and discovering where was the best place to be for morning and evening light. It was great to be on my own and searching out options.
Then, the weekend events started up. There were a number of well organized events including a gallery show, wet paint sale, social media discussion, dinner and campfire - all packed into a day and a half. The event was held on the grounds of Maynard Dixon's home and studio - both of historic and emotional significance. I met many incredibly skilled artists and collectors, learning while talking to them and enjoying their paintings. What an informative, social, relaxing and motivational experience!
I have special thanks in my heart for Susan and Paul Bingham who own the property and make everyone feel as if they were visiting them for the weekend. Also all of the artists that were so accommodating and fun... I will be back!