Friday, April 3, 2015

Farewell party at the Gallery March 28 2015

The Final party for all my great students at Galeria Dickson. We had a wonderful wrap up party and lots of laughs. Kind of sad but a new adventure for everyone. All are invited to come look me up at the beach "Rincon de Guayabitos" in Nayarit . I will be offering classes there and workshops - (during the cool San Miguel winter) it will be nice and warm at the beach. Swimming in the ocean and art classes what could be better! Guayabitos is 1 hour north of Puerto Vallarta by bus. There are flight from Leon and Queretero to PV.  I will post more about the classes once we get things set up at Guayabitos. -In the meantime I will be back in San Miguel for the wonderful summer, June July and August for classes in oils , acrylics and watercolors. My new website

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Galeria Dickson closing but also transforming!

Jacaranda in the Plazuela  8" x 10" oil from our last session on Tuesday. Mar 24th
Galeria Dickson will be closing with a Farewell party on Saturday March 28th for all my wonderful students. Big changes happening. Galeria Dickson will be incorporated into Galeria San Francisco. Both galleries will be become one large gallery under the ownership of Susan Santiago in her Galeria San Francisco representing several other artists plus ourselves.
 Tom and I will be heading for RINCON DE GUAYABITOS  shortly.  GUAYABITOS it's about 1 hours drive north of Puerto Vallarta. A beautiful friendly beach community nestled beside La Penita. in Jaltemba Bay..
Look for regular art classes and workshops being held there in the future. Remember it's warm all winter!
Check out my new web site for further details.
We'll be in San Miguel painting from June to September. Adios everyone it's been a great year . Saludos Donna

Monday, March 23, 2015

Last plein air til summer Tues March 24th - 9:30 am

   Jacaranda 10"x 8"  oil on panel
This is the painting I did last week on our Tuesday in Guadalupe . Linda , Nancy,  John and I enjoyed a perfect morning after all the rain and cloud from last week.
This week we'll be meeting at the little plaza on Insurgentes between Hidalgo and Hernandez Macias. There's little juice stands set up and it's a quiet spot off the street behind the kiosks. Also if all goes well the Jacaranda back there should be in bloom. I don't have a photo that I can lay my hands on but you'll be able to find it easily. Weather forecast is clear with a high of 26 C so all should be fun.

This is the location between Hidalgo and Hernandez Macias.on Insurgentes. It's called Plazuela de San Jose something like that. But just look for the juice stands. See you there at 9:30 am. Bring a  sun hat and camera!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Moving sale March 22nd Sunday A few things left.

Large Classic Brass Lantern 1000 p  Available Reduced to 800 p
Bamboo woven benches 17.5 in. x 44 in. by 18 in. tall  800p each AVAILABLE  for 600p each
Antique chairs 800p each  SOLD
Icapali leather sofa with upholstered foam padding 2000p and matching chairs 700p each SOLD
Wooden Hutch or Buffet  1000p SOLD

3 person Sofa with upholstered cushions, like new 5000p,

                                                 Coffee Table with smoked glass 1500 pSOLD

 Love Seat with upholstered cushions 3000 p  SOLD

                                     Matching Chair 2000 p  2 Ceramic Lamps 700 p for pair Sold
                                         2  End Tables wood and smoked glass 800 p each Sold
                                         Decorative Pillows sold separately for 200 p each sold
A selection of Gallery Frames with linen liner, medium and large, up to 30" x 40"Sold many still some available
Simple Gold Plein Air style Frames medium to large. SOLD but Still some available
Ceramic Tile Patio Table and Chairs 800p SOLD
Small Ceramic Tile Patio Table 17 in. by 25in. x 19in. tall 300p SOLD

Kitchen Table and Matching Chairs 2000p for set SOLD

Location of Sale -Just 2 blocks up hill from Salida a Queretero on Cuesta de Loreto 22, Interior #1 When you reach an Orange House on the corner which is #22 turn left and go one house in from the corner - Green House with cream trim. There will be signs posted. Balloons too.You can also come from the other direction from near the Mission Hotel on Salida a Quertero and follow Pepe Llano through to Cuesta de Loreto. Starts at 9:00 am Sunday Mar. 22 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

It's a go!! Hoping fog will lift ! Jacaranda 2 March 17th at 9:30am

Jacaranda in Guadalupe a colonia or neighborhood of San Miguel

A great scene on  Calle Colegio Militar
Weather permitting and lately that has been a big question mark...We'll try to tackle some Jacaranda in Guadalupe.  We'll meet on Colegio Militar just up the street from Margarita Ledesma the street that El Pato is on. There are some nice scenes. Here's some photos to inspire you on this very wet rainy Sunday. I will post if it's cancelled, but there looks like a possibility the weather is improving by Tuesday. Look for this on Colegio Militar.  Let me know if you're planning to attend call 154 4291 if weather is uncertain. Donna

X marks the area we'll be painting P is for El Pato art supplies on Margarita Ledesma, Just off Calzada de Aurora which goes to the Fabrica De La Aurora   9:30 am Tues Mar 17th 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

" Jacaranda " CANCELLED too cloudy!! Tues. March 10, 9:30 am

It's Jacaranda Time ...a chance to break out your lavander colors! Not my photo sorry I think Dawn  Gaskill took this lovely one.
Red purple or blue purple in the Jacaranda ?? Depends on the time of day.Usually more red in the morning.  We'll be meeting weather permitting at 9:30 am in San Antonio.....Prolongacion de Pila Seca  see MAP attached. I've had my trusty scout Heather checking out our next scene.
A close up of area.
X marks the spot If you get in the area  of Prolongacion de Pila Seca near Vergel , you'll find us.

Forecast is for possible thunder showers but we'll have a look see come Tuesday. If you're coming shoot me an email.  
Look for this tree , gracias to Heather Collins.
Looks like a no go this morning! :( mas rain & cloud....
Stay tuned for next week we may pick a different site. D

Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 March 2nd The washstands at El Chorro 9:30

What a great week of plein air painting, and a wonderful group of painters, eager to improve their plein air skills.
La Valentina just off the Jardin 8" x 10" oil. I put a few touches on this one yesterday. I had many "starts" from this week. The weather was superb , sunny every day. Some windy ones but not too bad. I'll post a few pics from the workshop.
Martina, Lynn and Emily in the Jardin Day 5, we were joined in the Jardin with another workshop group lead by Ann Blair Brown, Frank Gardener and Thomas Kitts,  33 students and 6 teachers ....plein air central!
Up at Cruz del Pueblo, some of our group spread out here, David,Liz , & our assistant painter Heather in green hat, Irma, and Lynn, Emily  and Martina below.
In the jardin, our sun lovers Elena, and Ian doing some great drawing and watercolor.

El Chorro washstands, We'll meet here Tues at 9:30 am Our sunshine seems to be holding!
The wash stands are at the bottom end of Recreo , almost at entrance to Juarez Park. Bring a hat , camera,  snacks, coffee or water, view finder etc. This will be fun. See you there. Donna