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Granite Rock B&B to present 3rd Annual Fall Watercolor Workshop with Ginger Tests
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 • Posted October 7, 2009

Ginger Test of Novice , Texas, is an avid photographer and gathers her inspiration from nature. She has taught full time since 1982.

Test’s love of art dates back as far as her memory. Before she started school, she was filling a drawing tablet with her sketches every day. Later an aunt, who was also an artist, encouraged Test by giving her a set of oil paints.

She immerses herself in her paintings and said they reflect her love of color and design whether the subject matter is floral, landscapers, animals, churches, or western scenes. She has photographed scene from Hawaii to Washington, D.C. and from Maryland to the Texas Gulf coast.

Test and her husband live in a refurbished school house perched atop a small hill just west of Novice. They’ve turned this spacious structure into a charming home, retreat, wildlife habitat and art studio. Their small ranch keeps them occupied with white-tailed deer that visit twice a day, two great Pyrenees, three cats and two horses. Hundreds of books and a genuine stuffed black bear complete the comfortable den.

Test loves to share her skill with her students. She makes a yearly October pilgrimage to South Fork, Colorado where she conducts the Colorado Gold Watercolor Workshop for five days. Additional workshops are taught in the Texas Panhandle, the Davis Mountains and two in Mason, Texas (the Annual Fall and Spring Watercolor workshops).Ginger teaches weakly classes in San Angelo and Abilene, Texas.

The annual Fall watercolor workshop begins on Friday, October, 23, 2009 through Saturday, October, 24, 2009 from 9am to 4pm. Workshop coast is $45.00 per day.

Class limited to 15.

To register: Contact Ginger Test at 325-723-2035 or Martha Kothmann, 325-258-4624,

Instruction is geared to both beginners and advanced artist.

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