You’re driving down a country
road, and suddenly you see it – The Old Truck. It’s probably
red. It could be sitting in a field, abandoned, with it’s classic
curves blending into the hillside.
Or, you pass one
that has been lovingly restored, its wooden sides gleaming with
hand rubbed wax. You might even find one rusting behind a barn,
still eager to tell its stories. Whenever we come across one
of these timeless relics, the artist in all of us says "I
want to take that home!" Well, now you can.
this unique excursion especially for Painters and Photographers.
For five days we will guide you to some of the finest examples
of Old Trucks from the Old West and show you how to take their
stories home. We will travel to a different location each morning:
a 1939 Studebaker ½ ton pick-up nestled in sunbaked farmland
by the river; a mid-century Buick "woody" wagon inside
an historic barn in the high country; a 1937 Hudson; a 1941
Ford, and more. Under the enthusiastic guidance of your teacher
we will learn how to listen to, and then capture these narrative
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theme of working with "machines in the garden"
in the crisp
light of Northern New Mexico, which offers a stress-free way to explore
new creative territory. There are no judgments here – just a fun
way to loosen up and play with color and expressive organic and
sculptural shapes as you put yourself under the enigmatic spell
of romantic old automobiles.
sense how tirelessly it once served the land it now rests on,
or admire the beautiful simplicity of those curves. Do you hear
a story of a farm wrested out of the landscape…of crops brought
to market…of courting in the front seat… of pride in the first
family vehicle? Are they a symbol for us of a Simpler Time?
Each of these viewpoints is a direct inspiration that gives
energy to the process of learning how to paint.
This workshop is appropriate both for Intermediate-Beginners
who want to further their painting skills, as well as for the
more experienced artist who welcomes the very special access
we have created. All mediums are welcome, although the painting
instruction will be Oil on Canvas.