I'm in day two of the Ned Mueller workshop. He has done a lot of traveling to exotic places, so he has many beautiful reference photos. Ned says: "good art is an interesting arrangement of colors and shapes." Today our challenge was to paint from 3 or 4 different photos (combining elements from each). Apparently, in India women carry all manner of things on their heads. (I'm glad I live here--but I do love the colors of their Saris). It was especially fun to put down big shapes of bold color. In the evening Ned treated us to a bonus portrait demonstration of fellow painter Jim King. To see photos from the day....go HERE.