Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22/ 14 from La Trinidad Organic Farm

Lee and I painting today with Susanna in background and Tom the photographer. The road along the fields gave us good shade.
It really was a lovely morning at la Trinidad. My oil 9 x 12" Lots of color! We shared the road with some rather large mosquitoes! We bug juiced up and that seemed to ward them off. Carl the owner of the organic farm said we were the first ones to paint here. Hes been farming this land for over 25 years.
Susanna was painted another aspect looking across to the distant hills and water. A challenge all those greens! Next week we may be going out Monday morning stay tuned for location. Donna
A view of the fields with Lee and I . Dan Rueffert was to paint with us too but found a scene up at the top of the hill by the big trees and we connected afterwards. Great day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Painting plein air on Tuesday July 22nd

Susanna and Tom by the Rio Laja
plein air on last Tues. Susan, Tom and Susanna and onlookers. Hope we have good weather on Tuesday. We'll meet at the gallery entrance at 9:00 am sharp be sure to be ontime as we can't linger very long there with vehicles. Don't forget hats camera, sunscreen, water, snacks and of course all your painting gear. We will be going out to the same area as last week near La Trinidad, but we will probably be painting around the organic farm . We'll have to see what the view is like below the gardens. Let me know if you're interested as we will have to arrange transportation.
"Down by the Rio Laja 9x 12 oil plein air  This is scene that Susan and I painted last week.
Here's Tom's plein air...really captures the high water situation on the Rio.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

2014 July 6 "In the Studio " and New "Plein Air" class

In the studio last week visiting from Laredo, Emily and her younger sister Joyce . They had 2 classes and wanted to spend more time painting here.They hope to come again next summer.
Cat on a rock wall on my way home today. Everything is very green due to all the rain we've had.
"Morning on Salida a Queretero" oil ; 12 x 9" palette knife.  I've been working with a more textural approach lately using thick paint over a thin dark tonal background.Really enjoying this process. I have one more almost ready which I will post when finished.       +Plein air up and coming, next week ...we hope to get some painting outdoors next week Tues. July 15th...location to be announced. We'll start by meeting at the gallery at 9:am weather permitting. classes in the studio continuing WED.- wc.'s Thurs. oils and acrylics (beginners to intermediate)
and for more experienced or advanced -Friday mornings. 10 til 1pm

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2014 June 11 Summer photos and plein air ptgs from Mexico - Coming up art classes June 18th to 19th

View of Puerto Escondito at sunset.
A balcony with a view of the playa at Puerto Escondido

                     
            Morning view of Playa Madera, where we were painting Zihuatanejo.  Very hot!
Here's a plein air from Zihuatanejo  Among the Palms watercolor 8.5 x 11 Painted in the cool of the morning
Painting in the studio June 18th 19th and 20th. Come and join me - 10 til 1pm , watercolors, oils and acrylics. Beginners welcome.                                       
 
Colorful Street Oaxaca 9 x 11.5" watercolor one of many areas of Oaxaca we enjoyed painting. this was near the Santo Domingo Church
Shade in the Plazita 9 x11.5" watercolor  We saw this scene our first morning in Oaxaca and had to paint it.Love the different shades of green.

2014 June 11 Painting Classes Restarting June 18 and New Watercolors

"Afternoon Cafe" watercolor 13 x 18" Oaxaca
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"Cool in the Shade" watercolor 16.5 x 14" Oaxaca

                                               Morning Coffee watercolor 14 x 18"                    I've been enjoying painting time working on larger pieces in the studio since our return from traveling in Mexico. Here are some I have finished. Next week classes will be re-starting for the summer.
You can join me June 18th, from 10 am to 1 pm for watercolors and  19th or 20th for acrylics and oils. I have some new ideas I will start implementing this summer having a focus on distinct elements of painting each week.

                                          







Sunday, April 27, 2014

End of the season for classes April 28th 2014

Classes are coming to an end for this season, while Tom and I  take a few weeks off to play , paint and explore in Mexico. I'll begin brand new classes again in mid June.I've got some nifty  ideas I'm thinking to incorporate in the classes and we'll see what comes of it.
Monday morning will be our last get together 10 am to 1 pm  then we will head out after for lunch at La Frontera about 1:30....should be fun . stay tuned and I will announce the June classes later. I'll miss you all but happy painting and a great summer for those of you leaving soon.
On the playa here I come!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2014 plein air Tues April 22

Looks like all is clear after the thunder storm last night. It may be cool starting out tho. A bit damp so have a sweater handy. We'll be meeting on Insurgentes near the Oratorio Church,below the Plaza. There is an area where the sidewalks get wider and there is a lot of activity in the area.We'll scout around a bit from there. Meet at 9:30. See you there Donna
Top of the Oratorio Church which faces the Plaza Civica
Just a note the gallery will be closed during May and part of June. So classes will be ending after this week There are classes Wed 23rd, Thurs 24th, Fri 25th, and Monday 28th 10 til 1 pm
The 28th  will be the last class as I will be taking  a summer break. D