Workshops are a great way to learn new technique, refresh stale motivation, and to gain a new discipline. Most painting workshops are in watercolor medium for reasons of dry time and clean up ease. Being primarily an oil painter, I have applied many approaches and techniques that I have gleemed from such workshops. I attended Frank Francese’s class in Boone NC last month and was stripped down and rebuilt in 5 days!
You can clearly see the fresh and loose feel of the watercolor compared to the tight control of my oil painting. It’s good to get jiggy with it;)
I encourage all painters of all levels to sign up for a workshop! You will get more out of it than you realize, not to mention have a lot of fun! As an art teacher (private lessons only) I am a stronger and wiser instructor. I can certainly offer my students more.