The painting workshops I get the most from, are the ones that take me out-of-my-comfort-zone!
When I am in a new environment I use all of my training and knowledge, or non-at-all! It might be the lack of sleep, traveling to a new location or meeting new people in the workshop? Whatever it is, something is different? The paintings produced are always surprising, if it's good, I'm surprised, and if it's bad, I'm surprised! But win or lose, I'm learning!
There is a very short video at the end of this blog post showing a sample of a recent plein air workshop. It starts with a shot of another artist dragging their equipment out to the painting site at 6:00am.! I was doing the same thing at the time, and have since re-thought my equipment! My trusty rolling cart let me down on this trip.
We went where NO CART can go!