Saturday, April 19th was the date of World Wide SketchCrawl #43! Coincidentally, I went to an artist demonstration at Long River Studios, a gallery in Lyme, NH that specializes in works by local artists. Hmmmm… two birds, one stone?
Stephanie Reininger, a watercolorist, demonstrated her loose and expressive style for a group of avid admirers. I did a quick gesture sketch to document my day and then settled in to absorb her fluid watercolor technique and try to grasp as much technical information as possible.
Thank you David and Lisa Chelone for bringing this unique experience to your gallery! We all were blown away by your open and welcoming friendship, and of course, the awesome blueberry buckle!
And special thanks to Stephanie Reininger! You’ve inspired me to work larger and outside my beloved sketchbook!
One last thank you… to Michelle Goldsmith, who spied the advertisement and gave me a quick email! You’re the best!
I’m so glad you could go! The demo painting is beautiful… she makes cool stuff!
….. and I would have missed it if it hadn’t been for you!!!