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An Open Letter of Thanks to Bill Snow

Dear Bill,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for spending two days with 23 Guild members and helping them grow into more disciplined, creative artists.

Thank you for making us all feel welcome and at home by having each of us introduce ourselves and describe where we were in our journey as artists.

Thank you for being patient with each of us as you went from table to table guiding us in our individual work. Yes, there are many different levels of skill in the class. You had a daunting job trying to reach each of us as individual artists who are trying to improve and master this difficult and sometimes unforgiving medium.

Thank you for teaching us to “plan.” You told us that before we pick up a brush we need to do a small sketch with a black pencil, decide on the colors we will use, write them on the sketch, and then transfer this sketch to our larger expensive paper. We watched you do this when you began your painting the first day and we saw the light pencil lines you drew the second day on another painting.

Thank you for giving us lots of time to do this so we have an appreciation of how important drawing is.

It was an intense two days. I have often heard the quote, “Imitate the Masters.” Bill, in my book you are one of the Master’s alongside Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and John Pike.

Thank you, again,

—Patty Richmond

To read more about the workshop, click here to visit the Workshops page.