I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of taking two workshops with Carol Nelson in early August during Art Unraveled in Phoenix. It was everything you want workshops to be - well organized, fun, instructive, well paced and full of ideas and new techniques. They were both utterly delightful. If you ever get a chance to take one of Carol's workshops/classes - do it!
Below is one of the mixed-media pieces that I began in class and finished later at home. I loved working with the unusual 3" X 12" panel shape, plus all the other fun elements. I enjoyed working on this piece very much.
Click on the painting to observe the details.
I know many people are already familiar with Carol's beautiful work - but if not visit her website: http://carolnelsonfineart.com/