This past weekend, I attended a workshop taught by one of my very favorite artists, Tom Nachreiner. It was held at the Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL and it was a very valuable, yet humbling experience. At Tom's suggestion, I decided to work with my new friend or foe, (depending on the day) water soluble oil paints. We were each given the same photo reference and I was not prepared for so much detail---there were at least 13 signs in the original!!!! Tom started the workshop with a demonstration, and early on, I texted my husband, "I'm in way over my head." It was really fun to see all the different ways the participants approached the task and a great learning experience. One day soon I will tackle the second day's photo, a farm scene, which I hope I am more successful at. I may even repaint this scene with my acrylic paints to see how that turns out.