Finally made it to the annual landscape painting workshop directed by my good friend Erik Sandgren. It's mainly a watercolor event, following the tradition established by Erik's dad, Nelson Sandgren who started it back in the '70s, but it's open to any media. Erik is a brilliant, energetic guy who gives a no-holds barred critique, a rare thing. Great to be around painters for a change. Work all day, critique and dinner at night, repeat for four days. Looking forward to next year and keeping up with new friends.