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

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A trio of watercolors, and news about workshops.Sept 20 2012

Still life with Teapot w.c. 15" x 11"  Just had to try out my new Mexican pottery!

"Window Shadows" 20" x 16" w.c  A friend bought me some wc paper 16" x 20" I like this size. 
 "Globos and Tiendas" w.c. 11 x 15" El Iris is my favorite store to paint in San Miguel ! It's a stationery store selling everything under the sun. The balloon seller was great in this setting!

Workshop news: San Miguel de Allende  Feb 25 to Mar. 3rd  2013  is full. I am taking names on a waiting list.
Workshop:  Rincon de Guayabitos , Nayarit ( near Puerto Vallarta) starting to fill but 5 places open.  Begins Nov. 26th to Dec.1st 2012 let me know soon.
Workshop:  Sanary, Provence France.... Sept . 2013  Only a few committed so far, let me know if you're interested.
Check out Robins blog. She's just posted an article about our gallery/ studio with some in studio photos  -   She has a great blog and leads some wonderful tours in Mexico; to shop and see crafts being made and enjoying wonderful food along the way.   -there's a link to the right on the  home page.  Donna

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday exploring in the country. Sept 16 2012

A country church El Coecillo our first stop.
We had a fantastic day exploring in the countryside today.  We went west of Dolores Hidalgo towards Guanajuato into some terrific areas. Perfect weather a great mix of sun and cloud. Found some beautiful painting spots. In fact a couple of us are going back tomorrow to paint!
Mystery lake. We set out to find this lake about a month ago after finding it on Google earth. We finally found it today and it was worth it. It's in another interesting area.
Orange and blue church why not add a little color to your landscapes! This was in a very beautiful setting.

This landscape is just to the right of the El Coecillo Church. We went down through this valley and continued to explore. Between Tom and I we probably took about 75 photos, so this is just a wee sample of what's out there. You've just got to get out there looking around there's at least a zillion scenes waiting to be painted! As Carl Franz said when he was touring Mexico in the 60's "Where ever you go there you are!" Still true today! Happy painting everyone! 

A note about workshops 
November 26 to Dec 1st 2012 ...........Rincon de Guayabitos- let me know soon -1/2 full. This  will be a fun new venue on and off the beach. Palm trees, boats, beaches, ocean, palapas and islands. Cold Margritas at sunset!      
Feb. 25th to Mar 3rd 2013 ... workshop San Miguel de Allende -almost full 2 places left!  I'll write more about the workshops in my next post. 
****Note  the SMA  workshop is now full I'll start a waiting list for those who are still 
interested. DD


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Plein air Monday Sept 10 /12 San Antonio Church Plaza

In front of the Church San Antonio de Padua
We'll be meeting here at 9:00 am. From here I have a couple of spots in mind. Don't forget your camera, sunhat, paints, brushes etc.  There are many corner stores in the area so don't worry about water. This is in Colonial San Antonio, between Orizaba and Callejon San Antonio, just off the Ancha..If you have a problem finding the location e mail me before Monday. 

Looking forward to painting in this area.  Calle 20th de Enero

Saturday Organic Market ... Get in the habit of having your camera at the ready , easily accessible, because you never know when you'll see something that just needs to be painted!!
Colorful fruit and veggie boxes being made up for home delivery.