Monday, August 17, 2009


A transparent watercolor by Mr. WBL graces the cover of one of my favorite instruction books. I own, and have studied, one of his training videos and one of his teaching books. So when I learned he was traveling from New England to conduct a watercolor workshop in the Puget Sound area I was certainly interested. Here was an opportunity to see him in action, ask questions and be taught. I sent in my deposit, made reservations for accommodations and began preparations to go. Since I would be spending the five days at the workshop, Hubby offered to take care of things at home. I would go alone. There were two basic ways to travel to my destination. The more scenic route went along Interstate 15 into Montana to connect with I-90, the east-west artery where traffic flows across the northern part of the U.S. Then to I-5 which channels travel from Canada to Mexico along the West Coast. There would be a lot of driving seventy miles per hour between semi trucks and a good view of the center line of four-lane highways. I decided speed was not the priority on this expedition and made plans to take roads less traveled when possible. There were side trips that would get me there and still provide opportunities to see more countryside and points of interest. Saturday, August eighth, I filled my little blue Subaru with my painting gear, a couple of suitcases, said goodbye to Hubby and Son, and left.


fifi said...

oh, what a desirble thing to be doing, going to a painting workshop? I cant think of anything I'd rather do, actually!

Hope it was fun.

Laura said...

Oh Boy! I can't wait to hear and see more of your trip. I bet it was amazing, the drive, your photographic opportunities and your painting masterpiece...will be patiently waiting for more!


As my son would Can't wait for more.
Please include distances and time on the road if you can. Gives me a better idea of how far you willing to o to learn. ;)

Maria said...

Madam Leener-You were just at my blog commenting on Nora the piano playing cat and I since I can't find an email address for you, I'm writing you here. :-) You need to have your daughter go to Nora's website to see all of her videos.

And this one is cute. I wish I could have had a kittycat accompany me on a piano when I was taking piano lessons. Well, my piano's teacher's name was Kitty so I guess that's close enough.

This is my first time visiting your blog and noticed I'm in your blogroll. I am so flattered. I have got to get around to creating my own one of these days. I am soooo lazy.

I'm going to look at your blog a little bit more now. Have you arrived at your workshop yet? I would have taken a couple days just to drive around and look at all the prettiness. :-) What a fun adventure! I look forward to reading about it.


Janie said...

Sounds like a great opportunitiy. I hope it turns out to be an interesting and beneficial course.