July 8, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Today I ran a watercolor workshop in The Ozark Bathhouse. It was great and we had a lot of families come by and paint. We played with my watercolor pencils, crayons, travel watercolor sets, and my water brush pens. It was great to share with everyone, hear their stories of the park, and paint together. I had hoped we could hike out and create but the weather didn’t cooperate. I also got some more inking done on some of the paintings.
July 7, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Wonderful time meeting with the geologists this morning as they were testing the springs. They were amazing and I found out so much about the hot springs and the mountains. I also walked around behind the bathhouses on The Grand Promenade and started to ink some of the trail paintings.
July 4, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Settling in today. The cabin is amazing – future AIRs feel free to contact me for videos of the cabin! I got the studio setup, some work done, and caught a beautiful sunrise at Goat Rock. The mist on the mountains in the morning is stunning.
July 3, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Wonderful time hiking up the Gulpha Gorge trail. I especially loved the Goat Rock trail and Goat Rock. I also got some paintings started today and I was inspired by seeing other AIR work and reading their lovely comments, suggestions, and ideas in the journal in the cabin. Later in the day I was able to get my volunteer tee shirt and badge I can use when I’m out painting on the trails.