You guys have me impressed and inspired with this blog! Great idea, and great work. I didn't accept the B&W challenge, although I have done some painting since the workshop ended. I was able to get in 4 pieces while still in Minnesota, and you can see them on my blog. I had a fantastic time in MN, and it is nice to have this site for us to stay connected. Thanks for putting it together.
After Taylors Falls, I tried my first ever noctural piece in downtown Minneapolis. Unfortunately it had to be scraped off right away. It was a piece I should've done in B&W first as I got the sky too dark and it upset the rest of the painting. By the time I saw to correct this, the area restaurants were starting to shut down and I decided it was time to leave. I really enjoyed painting at night and Marc was right about the handy Mighty Brite. I found mine at Barnes & Noble for just $25 and it worked like a charm. Can't wait to go night painting again.
I also assembled all the ingredients for Marc's perfect panels. It took a bit to find the pumice powder, but I found it today at Sam Flax. I also found rotten stone at Ace Hardware. Has anyone tried that before? It contains limestone and diatomaceous earth. A friend of mine uses DE in his panels, plus I really like saying diatomaceous, so I thought it might be worth experimenting with. Finally, tonight I plan to order some lead primed panels as Marc recommended.