The whole art: San Miguel de Allende

I just returned from one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended, with Frank Gardner in San Miguel de Allende.  What made it great?  It was a “whole” experience: painting (yes, of course!) and great insights from Frank, but what it made it extra special was the food, music, culture and the unbelievably welcoming vibe of San Miguel de Allende.

While there was always the threat of scorpions repelling from the ceiling (see New Adventures of the Ginger Gringo blog), Casa Santa Ana was a great home base for the class. We had the option of painting from the roof (first painting, below) or interiors in the casa.  Frank also took us out to a couple of ranches during our stay (see slideshow below).

This trip is on my calendar for next year.  Enjoy!

San Miguel de Allende, Oil on Linen, 8x10
San Miguel de Allende, Oil on Linen, 8x10
Sunset, San Miguel de Allende (March 10, 2012), Oil on Linen, 8x10
Sunset, San Miguel de Allende (March 10, 2012), Oil on Linen, 8x10
Wall in Shadow (Holly's Place), Oil on Linen, 9x12
Wall in Shadow (Holly's Place), Oil on Linen, 9x12
White Sofa, Casa Santa Ana (San Migue de Allende), Oil on Linen, 12x9
White Sofa, Casa Santa Ana (San Migue de Allende), Oil on Linen, 12x9
Pink Chair, Casa Schuck (San Miguel de Allende), Oil on Linen, 12x9
Pink Chair, Casa Schuck (San Miguel de Allende), Oil on Linen, 12x9
Potted Flowers (Casa Santa Ana), Oil on Linen, 12x9
Potted Flowers (Casa Santa Ana), Oil on Linen, 12x9

Here’s a slide show:

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11 thoughts on “The whole art: San Miguel de Allende”

  1. Ed,
    Looks like a great workshop experience. I like your paintings and especially Potted Flowers (Casa Santa Ana). The photographs or crazy, what a sky. Studio paintings for sure. Frank needs to give a discount for your enticing post, made the workshop very inviting. :0)

  2. Great summary Ed. It was a pleasure having you in the group. We DID have some amazing sunsets that week didn’t we? You probably didn’t even see a scorpion the whole time, did you? Thanks for the thumbs up on the whole experience.

  3. Loved seeing the paintings & photos you brought home!! This is a place I’ve heard/& read so much about- I’d love to go there! Thanks for the great post, looks like it was a great workshop. This is definitely on my “wanna do” list!

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