It’s been fun to be a student again — and getting to paint from 9 till 4 every day for two weeks with a lively, dedicated and talented group of seascape painters was quite an experience. Byron Pickering, long-time Oregon coast seascape painter, taught his annual workshop right here in Lincoln City and I was thrilled to learn it was happening and be included.
Artists came from all over: Hawaii, Georgia, Germany, Australia and Canada. And they were talented and skilled. I’ve posted the four paintings we did over the two-week workshop. Byron is a studio painter, working from memory and imagination, rather than photographs. He captures the stormy, misty coast better than anyone I’ve seen.