Richard McKinley workshop the week of Aug. 15th to the 19th was intense, and I loved every sun baked minute of it. I was so hoping for something that wasn't art 101 and wow was I happy. Insights to technique, design, viewer psychology, and professionalism will keep me working at this thing called painting for a long time. I was so far out side of my comfort zone that it was like too much coffee, just buzzing to find some stable ground to anchor to. Richard is a wonderful teacher who is informative, entertaining and encouraging. I highly recommend taking his workshop.