Tom Fong ( 4/4-5/2013 SCVWS ) Very productive 2 days. Tom did 2 paintings per day and students did as well. Tom paints with a very "loose" and intuitive style - big brush, big paper lots of paint. Interesting technique of dropping paint into already wet paper/image; Nice for flowers.
Thomas Schaller ( July 8-13/2013 Art in the Mountains). Excellent week in Bend OR doing plein air painting along side the Deschutes River. Tom has been a professional architect for most of his career , producing amazing paintings full of detail and extremely realistic in design and perspective. Of recent he has moved into the more fluid and intuitive approach similar to Castagnet and Zbukvic. He puts a lot of focus on making the painting reveal the light. He has a wonderful teaching rapport. Most enjoyable experience. I would also put a plug in the Art in the Mountains organization - they did a excellent job in putting this workshop on. Bought one of Tom's paintings.