Aaaand we#39;re back. Back from the Paradise Artist Retreat in New Mexico that is. It#39;s great to be home and take some time reflect and process all of the information and inspiration that was wrapped into those four days. A huge thank you to all of the seminar teachers, featured artists, attendees, and staff of the Tamaya Resort for helping us carry out a truly amazing event. Below is a great shot of Sandia Mountain that was snapped during Dan Marshall#39;s watercolor landscape painting seminar on the last day of the retreat. Attendees got a closer look at Dan#39;s technique and some valuable tips on how to create successful watercolor paintings.
Some other event highlights included the opening panel discussion featuring Jeff Gogue, Hannah Aitchison, Damon Conklin, Dan Marshall, Jo Harrison, Ian Robert McKown, Pepper, Chet Zar, and Tony Moore.
We were also lucky enough to catch a dynamic figure drawing class taught by Tony Moore that transformed models into goulish, zombie like creatures by projecting different color patterns and textures on their bodies. Pictured below is Nick Baxter, another one of the seminar teachers, focusing on his own professional development by taking Tony#39;s class. Next to that image is a behind the scenes shot of Chet Zar#39;s monster painting class. Standing to Chet#39;s left is Mike Correll, the documentary filmmaker behind I Like To Paint Monsters – The Chet Zar Story, which we were lucky enough to catch the premier of. No lie this documentary was a groundbreaking experience. Chet#39;s story is one that everyone should catch so stay tuned for it after it#39;s officially released.
All in all this event was amazing and we#39;re so grateful that it went on without a hitch. Crazy amounts of planning goes into carrying something like this out and we grately appreciate everyone who had a role in making it happen. From our staff here at TattooNOW to the wonderful folks over at Winsow Newton and Conte a Paris that donated art supplies to our attendees, you rule! Now to start dreaming up the next art adventure in a new paradise…