CAC Winter Symposium

I drove to SF a few weekends ago to attend the California Art Club Winter Symposium. It was an inspiring weekend of demos, art talks, and business development. I went away feeling 'filled up.' 

Craig Nelson, Oil Painter and Director of Fine Arts at AAU, gave figurative demos through out the weekend. 

Craig Nelson, Oil Painter and Director of Fine Arts at AAU, gave figurative demos through out the weekend. 

This demo was about quick studies. Craig was one of my instructors at AAU so it was fun to learn from him again. 

This demo was about quick studies. Craig was one of my instructors at AAU so it was fun to learn from him again. 

Artist Jesse Powell, of Carmel CA, showed us how he takes a color study and paints it larger in his studio. I always love watching other artists paint. Every painter has different approaches, techniques, process and color palettes. Seeing artists paint live can inspire me to try new approaches or just spark inspiration in general. 

Artist Jesse Powell, of Carmel CA, showed us how he takes a color study and paints it larger in his studio. I always love watching other artists paint. Every painter has different approaches, techniques, process and color palettes. Seeing artists paint live can inspire me to try new approaches or just spark inspiration in general. 

And of course a highlight of the weekend was getting to hear and see renowned Kevin Macpherson talk about his life, career, and give a painting demo. He was brilliant and charming - I even got to shake his hand. :)

And of course a highlight of the weekend was getting to hear and see renowned Kevin Macpherson talk about his life, career, and give a painting demo. He was brilliant and charming - I even got to shake his hand. :)