Thursday, June 26, 2014

Announcing My Upcoming Ohio Workshop: WATERCOLOR & WINE in August

I'm excited to be teaching my 3rd Annual Watercolor Workshop in Ohio!

This year, it will be in August and is being held at the Winery at Wolf Creek, in Norton, Ohio.  How fun is that going to be!

We'll be learning different watercolor techniques and will paint a different project each day.

As always, there will be lots of instruction and individual attention -- with plenty of time to paint, and maybe do some wine tasting, too.

It is always a friendly and positive atmosphere at my workshops, and this year, we will have the added inspiration of the winery.  We'll have a critique and discussion at the end of each day.

So, come and join me for this workshop -- and get ready to stretch yourself, and even surprise yourself!

If you have any questions or need more information, contact me here, or e-mail me at

Monday, June 23, 2014


I realize it's almost the last week of June . . . and, I'm a little late with my May Recap.  Finally have a chance to get caught up with my blog!

In May, I finished and delivered the Bridal Bouquet commission, had a One-Day Watercolor Workshop with 12 students, and of course, took lots of pictures, which I love to share here!


Completed and delivered on time for this young couple's first wedding anniversary . . .

ONE-DAY WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP -- in my home/studio in Durango

We started out with a simple layered underpainting . . . 

Used a simple primary triad for most of the painting:  Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, and Quinacridone Gold.  

I supplied reference photos for everyone to use -- from my recent camping trip to Valley of the Gods in Utah.  Lots of pictures of the desert southwest and red rock formations.

Lots of good work done today . . . 

Everybody's smiling -- always a good sign!

Next month, I will be posting two tutorials, based on the projects we did in this workshop -- "Painting the Colors of the Southwest" -- two different ways.  (Look for them in July)


Black & White

Branching Out

In My Yard

Me at Five   (I'm in the middle . . . )

Peaceful Moments

Campfire & Coffee

Some Place Beautiful

Williams Creek area in southeast Colorado, near Pagosa Springs.