The photo of Carol and the Carolettes is a hoot!
(Carol, Sandy, and I will all be posting about the workshop as the days go on and we all get organized.)
I highly recommend scheduling a workshop with Carol. Three days of intense, amazing color and technique and method and talking about the artistic process and your vision as an artist = what do you want to say??? So many artists have a problem with this - they are technically wonderful at the medium but what are they saying with their work - or do they intend to say anything at all. Is a flower always a flower or could it be something else? Does the color you use make a statement that is subtle but it's there? I think this is where I am with my painting and that's why this really hit home for me.
Between Sandy's guidance these 5 years and this workshop with Carol, I think I'm ready for my next big leap of faith :) I hope you all come along with me.
Just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here is the painting I did the last day. My sketch (adjusted from Virtual Pose 3 and printed out and sketched and enlarged and then transfered onto the wc paper), my composition, my colors.
I call it