Our annual workshop in Orvieto, Italy, was, as usual, as much fun for me as it was for the students. One of my favorite exercises from the week was making a daily still-life. We each had to come up with a few images in our rooms at the San Lodovico convent, a complex of medieval stone buildings and chapels built into the ancient fortifications of Orvieto. I made a simple studio with a chair, a black t-shirt, and the room window. My favorite image from my efforts was this one, of Silke holding one of the fresh plums from the fruit bowl at breakfast. Over the next week or two I’ll add some more images from the week and some of the best student work.