Studio Locations


Galeria Dickson
Andador de Artesanias (just off the main street, Guayabitos)
Rincon de Guayabitos, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Galeria San Francisco
#1 calle San Francisco, San Miguel de Allende, GTO., Mexico

tel: (cell) 044 415 100 8898

Sunday, July 26, 2015

plein air El Chorro July 29th Los Lavaderos

Woman hand washing at the old washstands in El Chorro. Los Lavaderos 
Watercolor from Los Lavaderos  We will meet here at  9:30am. Wed. July 29th.  Hope we find some ladies washing clothes but Monday is the traditional day for washing. The location is just before Juarez Park at the foot of Recreo, below the El Chorro buildings.  A tranquil place to paint with benches and no traffic to contend with. You may need a hat tho' as the sun shifts around. Washrooms in Juarez Park. Don't forget your camera for reference photos. See you there supposed to be sunny all week.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 July 22nd plein air CUNA de ALLENDE at 9:30 am

On CUNA de ALLENDE  an afternoon small sketch in oil I painted in February. This is the street we will be painting this week.
Esquina Vergel y Refugio Norte watercolor from last week.

 Trees growing in the intersection and growing out of walls!  This week WED JULY 22nd we will be painting on Cuna de Allende in centro. Weather permitting we will meet at 9:30 am somewhere along this 1 block short street probably closer to Cuadrante, but we'll see when we get there. If you are facing the big church the Parroquia ,the street on the right going past the side of the church is Cuna de Allende . It ends at Cuadrante where you find the outdoor cafe 10 /10 pie. It's a fun street to paint on with very little traffic. See you Wednesday. Fingers crossed for a sunny morning. Sometimes foggy early on but usually burns off.
La Casa Verde on a street called Arboles watercolor .The finished picture. I fine tuned it a bit when I got it home.

Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 July 8th Wed. Plein air corner of Vergel and Refugio

 This a great view of trees and street. You are looking up Prolongacion de Refugio from Vergel.
Hoping we'll get some sunshine. It has been raining almost everyday! So fingers crossed. We'll go ahead if it is cloudy but if it's looking like rain no. The brick colored store on the right makes great cakes and goodies!  Come prepared for any weather!  9:30 am on location. :)) Donna
A rare green casa on Arboles Street, from last week plein air. This is not quite finished here.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2015 JUNE 17 PLEIN AIR on Recreo

This is a scene I completed recently near the Oratorio Church where the buses come in on Insurgentes. oil on panel 14 " x 18" 
Meeting on south Recreo going towards El Charco and Juarez Parque for our plein air on Wed June 17th at 9:30  am   This is a fun street and a variety of scenes to paint along this street, the trick will be to find a scene you like and a place that isn't blocking the passage way too much to paint from Don't forget your camera, and supplies We will have shade on the east side of this street. If it's cloudy we may choose another spot but we will meet here first. If it's threatening to rain then we will cancel or paint indoors. Send me a message if you have any questions . You will need a small folding stool if you are doing watercolors.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Back in San Miguel at Galeria San Francisco

From Galeria San Francisco 
Classes start Monday June 8th with watercolors at 9:30 am til 12:30 pm. Come by if you haven't already signed up. # 1 San Francisco upstairs overlooking the Jardin.
Platicando en la Esquina oil 18 x 18"  
here's a recent painting I will be showing in the July group show at  Galeria San Francisco.
Oil and acrylic painting begins June 9th  Tuesdays at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the studio of Galeria San Francisco.
Here's a great plein air sketch from Park Juarez done by artist Tom Dickson a while back. He also  happens to be my painting partner and husband for the last 45 years! Nice simple sketch paying attention to the dark and light values and warm hues in the background.   
Plein air this first session will be Wed.  June 10th at  9:30 am and we'll go til about 12:30pm Bring a hat and your camera for reference photos. A viewfinder if you have one and all that you will need to paint on location. We can usually find a convenient bench to sit on in the shade. Let me know if you are coming. If you arrive early walk around the square checking out possible scenes to paint.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Leaving Riviera Nayarit soon

The summer schedule is posted but I will repeat it below. We are reluctantly leaving our Paradise on the beach, but the days are getting hotter and the humidity is climbing. Last night in the wee hours it was 80F plus and 100% humidity or for those in the Celsius crowd 27 degrees! Soo... it will be much cooler in San Miguel and we look forward to our new temporary home in San Miguel. I'll post some of our recent paintings soon.
 SUMMER ART  Classes  JUNE 8TH watercolors 9:30 to 12:30 pm
                                           JUNE 9TH oils or acrylics 9:30 to 12:30 pm
                                           JUNE 10TH - plein air this week we will meet in the Jardin at 9:30 - so bring your supplies and easel with you. Don't forget sunhat and camera for reference photos.
Indoor classes will be held in the studio of Galeria San Francisco on the second floor at my former gallery #1 San Francisco across from Intercam. see you all soon. Donna

Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 May 4th Greetings from the beach at Rincon de Guayabitos

Vendors on the beach. Afternoon at Rincon de Guayabitos
Hope everyone is enjoying lots of great painting weather. It is superb here and we are seeing so many things to paint! We have just the month of May in Guayabitos and then we will be in sunny San Miguel once more for the summer.
Here's  the summer  schedule for classes in June in San Miguel : same location as before (#1 San Francisco)

but now in the new joint art space,  called "Galeria San Francisco" here's a link to the site 
Classes are starting  Monday June 8th, 9th and 10th and will continue through to September 
Monday watercolors -9:30 til 12:30 pm
Tuesday oils and acrylics -9:30 til 12:30 pm
Wednesday plein air in any medium 9:30 to 12:30pm  location will be announced each week on this blog and of course weather permitting.
Prices for classes have gone up now that I am renting the teaching space from Galeria San Francisco , but still reasonable.
  Here's a sunset sky to inspire.

Gold and pink sunset. This would be fun to paint.

 Let me know if you're in my neighborhood in May at the beach. I have a new space rented for teaching in Guayabitos  -  regular classes start in the fall. But if you're here let me know and we can paint together.