Studio Locations


Donna's Studio
Paseo de Guayabitos, (just off the main street, beside the Oxxo, near Teriyaki Alex )
Rincon de Guayabitos, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

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

tel: (cell) 045 322 888 7219

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Plein air site Monday May 2nd 2011 9:00 am

Quebrada Bridge Monday plein air 9:00 am
The Quebrada Bridge is very interesting as it crosses Calle Canal.This is looking south.Tom did a great painting of this scene. I took this photo a few years ago and would like to revisit the scene. As our plein air group is fairly small right now, it's feasible to paint here.One can paint looking up or down Canal or north or south on Quebrada. Should be pretty easy to find ,just go down Canal from the "Starbucks' corner of the Jardin . Cross H. Macias and Zacateros with the bridge in sight. Go up the stairs on the left to get up on top of the bridge. See you there Monday 9 am til roughly 12pm.Just bring essential equipment for painting as we won't have a lot of space to set up. Sun hats, water and a snack to keep going.Now that Easter celebrations are mostly over it shouldn't be as busy with people and cars on the streets. adios  Donna

New Work and Happy Easter

Morning San Juan de Dios Church, 11 x 15 w.c. This is one of the few plein airs I completed almost totally on location.There were only 3 of us painting that morning so I was able to spend more time painting.With so many students leaving ,the classes have been getting smaller. I've spent this week  finishing up paintings that have been accumulating over the last couple of months. It's been fun catching up so I will be posting more soon.
Flores y Macetas 11 x 11in.watercolor. SOLD  I like the combination of Mexican pots with flowers. This came out quite loose.I have an oil version of this almost done.
This is an oil I did of a neighborhood grocery store. 9 x 12 in oil. I love those long afternoon shadows. The watercolor of this same scene follows.
Espinos Tienda a popular grocery store and corner for tacos under the palm tree. 11 x15 in.wc. This is the watercolor version.And the winner is ???? oils or watercolors?  You can leave a comment and let me know.
'Se Vende Tortillaswatercolor 11x 15in. A late afternoon scene from Oaxaca. I happened to see this scene from a bus window and luckily had my camera.
At the 'Corner of Mesones and Relox'  or (clock street) 12 x 12 oil (Sold) I really enjoy peopling my paintings theses days. In the above pieces I've featured a seller of tortillas.I'm working on a new one with a couple of Mexican guys talking. The hats are killlers.I'm still teaching a watercolor class  and oils/acrylic, and 1 Plein air . You can e- mail  me for details. Meanwhile keep painting amigos Donna

Friday, April 15, 2011

Monday Morning Plein Air "the Jardin" April 18 2011

Calle Aparicio with Bouganvillias. This was a project we painted in the studio this week. This house always reminds me of the Crayola crayon boxes our crayons came in! Orange and blue....not the best color scheme but memorable all the same.
Monday morning in the Jardin. 9:30 am. We'll meet on the benches on the shady side of the Jardin across from the Flowers Sellers.We'll have to see how busy it is this Monday, as things are gearing up for Easter locally known as Semana Santa. It should be okay early in the morning. We'll spell around for suitable quarrie! Should be fun.The art classes are shrinking as so many have left and others are making travel plans to Canada and the US in May.  
There will be no drawing classes for a couple of weeks but the Tues.& Thursday classes will continue in the morning  for now. 
It's been hot! In the 90's during the day and cooling off to the mid 70's by morning!Still no rain so the countryside is parched. The beautiful Jacarandas are turning into not so interesting green trees. Oh well there are still some late blooming ones in flower. Saludos Donna

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Plein Air Monday April 11 2011 at San Juan de Dios Church 9:30 am

San Juan de Dios Church this is a great place to paint and people watch. At noon you are inundated with school kids but mornings are nice. Remember sun hat , camera, water,and your paints of course!  There are snack stores and vendors near by. Meet on location at 9:30 and pick your spot. Lots of shade there as well. Donna