Two weeks ago I was at the weeklong workshop that Marc Hanson did at Madeline Island School of Art. The painting is a 6" X 8" oil which I did (yes, that's me painting it) in the field behind the School. We drove about 8+ hours through central Wisconsin to the town of Bayfield, caught the ferry to Madeline Island and arrived at the school in about 5 minutes. The school has a great facility for painting -- plenty of light if you're painting indoors. We did our painting at the beach at the town park. While I liked the painting I did (I'll post those later), I did not like the larger painting I did from the study. That was Marc's plan for the class: paint outdoors and then do a larger one from your studies. We did a black and white value study, then a larger full color study. I did what I was supposed to, worked on the larger one. When I had had enough I stopped and went outside and did this one. Marc's comment??? ---- he liked my clear and bright color and brushwork. In case you are interested....Marc is a very nice person, an excellent artist and a good cook -- he makes an excellent mango salsa. OK, so now that I have taken 3 workshops --- Frank Serrano, Ralph Oberg and Marc Hanson --- what have I learned??? --- I learned that I know what I'm doing while I'm painting. I paid a lot for the classes, gas money and lodging...but I'm sure that's worth knowing.