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, January 28, 2013

In the Jardin today Jan 28 2013

The scene today in the Jardin , beauty afternoon!

Busy in the Jardin. Tricky getting the right contrast on the yellow building without going to lemony!
Bill getting plenty of advice from the San Miguel kids with Yvonne & Isaiah in backgrd.

Yvonne and Isaiah and I chose to stay clear of the kids!

Bill trying to paint the scene!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Re Student exhibition and plein air Jan. 28 2013

Well the Student exhibition was a huge success and we're drawing up plans to do this again next year! Estimates are we had something like 200 people come thru' the gallery last night! We certainly consumed the wine and goodies! What a great way to celebrate what's happening in the studio.Everyone was duly impressed with our show and a few of us even sold the odd one!! I'll try to get photos from various students who were taking pics last night.
Cool dudes form the Plaza Civica! Look at those sombreros.
One of the great things about painting plein air is the opportunities for taking other photos while you're painting. Keeping your camera close at hand and one eye keeping a look out for potential shots. These guys looked great sitting in the sun in the plaza.
This week we will again meet in front of the Parrochia Church to check out a scene. Last week we ended up in the patio area indoors at the gallery which actually was a very pleasant place to paint and the results were very good from Pam, Bill and Yvonne. The weather and the military bands drove us out of the main jardin.
We'll try again on Monday JAN 28 12:30 to 3:30pm. Weather permitting.
Don't forget your camera and hat , you never know if the scene you want will necessitate some sun exposure. I have folding stools in the gallery if anyone needs one. the February workshop is coming nearer and we're looking forward to that.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jan 21st Plein air Mon. 12:30pm to 3:30 pm

Another plein air day with the Parrochia peeking out from across the Jardin.
Jan. 16 2013 my watercolor kids looking out from the gallery.
Okay we're meeting in front of the Parrochia on Monday and everyone has to paint the church, no exceptions!! Just kidding..... we'll find something doable in the area. Don't forget your camera and hat this week and of course your art materials , just the bare necessities. It'll keep you thinking that you need to simplify your painting too!   Meet at 12:30 pm . I'll have a bunch of the new flyers announcing the student exhibtion for you to take and distribute. It looks good. The photo came out well. And some very good art work starting to come in.
Hope you can join us for a great fiesta and celebration of the wonderful inspired work being produced in the studio right now. Donna

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Monday plein air Location Jan. 14 /2013 12:30

Now doesn't this look peaceful? If you haven't tried painting on location give it try.
We're going to meet Monday afternoon in the center of the Jardin, near the Bandstand at 12:30 pm until approx. 3:30pm.  There are benches all around so those of you wanting to sit can check various benches for the best scene. Please try to stay more or less together so I can keep up with everyone. Don't forget your hat , camera, view finder and art supplies of course. A snack helps to keep up your energy. The weather has been nice and warm in the afternoon and looks like more for tomorrow. It may be cloudy but we'll see how it goes.
Lots of new students this week in the studio from Michigan, Kentucky, Connecticut and Ottawa and Vancouver, and the Comox Valley. Lots of returning students too. Welcome back everyone!
Colorful lady on a bench in the Jardin
 Don't forget to mark your calendar for our first annual student exhibition Jan 25th from 5 to 8pm Friday night. This will continue all week end . Friday's oil class in the afternoon, will be switched to the morning on Fri. the 25th so we can prepare for the exhibition in the afternoon. We'll be getting flyers ready to hand out at the first of the week. Hope we get a large turn out to see all the great art being produced in the Dickson Gallery!! I/m proud of all of your efforts. Happy painting everyone. saludos Donna

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Plein air Jan 7th 2013 across from the Jardin

This is from the Jardin as it looked in 2007 Not sure if it has really improved. What do you think? The red walls around the Jardin are now a bland beige!
Here's the scene from the Jardin but we will be painting from under those arches looking back at the Jardin. or the Parrochia for those who love a challenge!!  Meeting under the arches at 12:30pm. If you need to borrow a folding stool or need help with equipment come to the gallery earlier. Keep your equipment simple. Just bring what's essential. Don't forget your camera. This will be our first plein air for 2013! Weather permitting of course. If in doubt call me at the gallery or home 152 8216 or 154 4291 Donna             Happy Painting New Year!!