It is the season to create artworks and to prepare presentations and workshops for next year - a time of renewed inspiration, research and learning.
I just attended an inspiring painting workshop organized by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest. Led by the talented Northwest artist Justin Gibbens who creates exquisite paintings of imaginary and puzzling creatures. Justin is a master watercolorist with a great sense of humor who blends classical illustration techniques with Chinese fine-line painting. Some of his latest work is currently shown at the Punch Gallery in Seattle.