Ginger Test, of Novice, Texas, held her 4th Annual Spring Watercolor Workshop (April 14, 15, and 16) in Mason, Texas at the Granite Rock B&B. Twelve participants from all over Texas shared three days of intense painting, fun, food and exploration. Oak trees in a Texas landscape were their major focus on Friday followed by a Llano River scene on Saturday, complete with high cliffs and rocks.
The group begins the workshop with a 3 course dinner on Thursday evening; relaxed time to meet new friends and talk about art. Friday begins with a breakfast at the Granit Rock B&B followed by a morning session of painting and then a lunch. Menus and recipes books are handed out to the participants as part of their registration for the watercolor classes. Extra cookbooks are available to the public for $10, all proceeds going to the FAAHC Scholarship program. Painting continues until around 5 PM when all want to drive into Mason to try one of the great places to eat. They’ve tried all the restaurants raving about the good food available. A trip to see some historical sites was on the schedule as well. All wanted to see the statue of Old Yeller. A drive up to Ft. Mason to check out the officer’s quarters with many questions asked about Robert E. Lee. They’re all hoping for a topaz hunt for next October. The Mason Watercolor workshop has become such a sought after destination that Ginger has had to set up a lottery to get into the class. An additional 5 people wanted in this year!!!!! The artist will return in October, 2011 for the 4th annual Fall Workshop. And as they drive away in the sunset, to return to faraway places, their last words are: "We love Mason".