Yesterday, I had the pleasure and honor to join Len Chmiel and more than a dozen other professional artists for a day of painting. Coordinated by the Steamboat Art Museum, in celebration of Len’s retrospective there, we spent the day at Chris Roche’s beautiful home overlooking the Yampa Valley. Len shared his thoughts on composition, drawing, and use of various materials in the morning. We had a delicious meal, prepared by Chris, then painted all afternoon. Len was gracious, kind, and yet instructive. I could use a lot more time with him!