In late March we took to the Metropolitan Building once more for our annual Dutch Masters class. It remains one of our most popular and we just can't seem to retire it. Admittedly each year we do threaten to stop, move-on... but that's only because we believe drama is very important in all aspects of life.
For this year's spirited revival we asked the beautiful, charming, talented (and married) Holly Carlisle of ROSEGOLDEN to be at the helm; she agreed to document the day, student work. By the end we had ruined her electrolyte levels; she floated over to the food and drink spread pleading for a liquid that wasn't coffee or champagne-- we didn't have a damned drop to offer her. So, she elegantly drank the remaining water from a vase once filled with flowers.
Holly really did an amazing job creating then capturing these hauntingly indulgent compositions-- each one is a painting that I keep running over with my eyes, again and again. Please enjoy a sliver of student work below: