Thank you David Newman White http://david-newman-white.com.au/abc-interview-with-david-newman-white/ for your terrific portraiture workshop, taught this weekend in the beautiful village that is Carcoar. Here is an image of one of my works of the striking man that is Al. He was with us the whole weekend, sharing a little of his life through his engaging being and character filled face. A man with a brilliant smile – that’s Al. It was a treat to draw him. And draw him we did – with charcoal, with pastel pencils with chalk pastels and with watercolour washes all thrown in. So 6 portraits later from Al just in front of me, I know I have grown more as an artist – thank you Al and thank you David! I loved the way David shared through demonstrations and I certainly learnt exponentially about using pastels. Thanks too to the terrific bunch of fine artists sharing this experience and sharing some of their stories too – it was wonderful to meet you! And then last but certainly not least, thanks need to go to the wonderful people of Carcoar and the team at Shalom where the workshop ran. Talk about hospitality – it was authentic, wholesome and just outrageously good!