I just enrolled in a 5 day workshop in NYC with Karin Jurick - I'm so excited!! I think she is wonderful painter and I mentioned her in an earlier post. She started painting about 5 years ago and does it full time - she's an inspiration. I've also heard that her workshops are great.
The workshop combines 2 things that I love - NYC and painting. We will be taking photos around the city and then going back to the studio to paint. The workshop is being held at the National Academy which will also be very cool. I don't paint from photos, mainly because it would probably encourage me to be too exact and also you don't see the shadows and colors accurately. But Karin always paints from photos and she has somehow figured out how to overcome that.
I have almost a year to save the money for the outrageously expensive hotel (don't have one yet, but it is NYC so it comes with the territory) but it will be so much fun. New York is one of my favorite places.