Monday, August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010

Fun trip to Sheridan, Wyoming and Lian Zhen watercolor workshop. My sister flew to Utah from Ohio to drive 10 hours to Sheridan with me! That was a treat. We borrowed my husbands' Yaris since she can't drive my manual transmission Pathfinder. We packed up a tent and air mattresses and drove to Wyoming. Took 2 days so we could have lots of time to talk. We haven't been together in 2 years. Weds, was the first day of the workshop. Mr. Zhen is very professional and students spent 2 days learning the basics of chinese painting with Maries' chinese paint and ink. The next 2 days were to be his version of western watercolor painting. I had to leave on Sat. missing the 4th day because it was a 10 hr. drive and my sisters' plane left early Sunday morning.
To be honest the actual road trip was what I needed more than the workshop. But that said we had a wonderful experience with the very friendly Sheridan residents. The students were all women my age or older and welcoming. ( weird though that several of them talked all through the demos!).
So I have taken several pics and will show a few a day. I am showing my favorite although unfinished chinese painting on mature Shuan paper. Also the view outside our one night stay in Casper Wyoming of the traveling hamburger people..strange sights on the road!


  1. I love the painting wonderful use of colour.

  2. What a wonderful painting. You do do outstanding work.