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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 Feb 25 plein air workshop Day 2 Tuesday

Day 2 of workshop in front of the Parrochia, Joel in foreground working in watercolors, with oil demo in background
Heather  painting in oils Day 2 morning
Elena's birthday Feliz Cumpleanos!- with a surprise visit from her sister and daughter.
Here Tom's leading with an oil demo - watching are Mimi, Yvonne Suzy, and Jacky and a tourist! Lots of fun today applying what we worked on in the studio yesterday, color mixing and that pesky perspective stuff! More tomorrow from  Calle Montes de Oca, sorry I didn't get everyone in the pics today.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Plein air Workshop week Feb . 24 th to 28th 2014

Early light on the the Parroquia

-Feb.24th to 28th  this Monday we will be doing a plein air workshop in San Miguel- with a day trip to nearby Guanajuato. We have a nice group of 12 students coming from all parts of Canada, the US and What fun we get to play outside every day!
No regular studio classes this week

Regular classes the following week:
March 3rd  2014 PLEIN AIR  at 9:30 location jardin- looking down Canal north side of Jardin wall ( shady side) near corner of Hidalgo.
March 5th  Wed. WATERCOLORS am 9:30 to 12 :30
March 6  Thurs.  OILS AND ACRYLICS 10 til 1pm  ** note switch to mornings.
March 7th Fri.morning  MIXED CLASS  9 to 12 or OILS AND ACRYLICS 1 to 4 pm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Friday morning new painting to any medium.

I've just added a new class Friday mornings  9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  This will be open for any medium as some of the classes have filled up. Please don't arrive until about 15 min before class starts so I have time to get ready for your class. Thanks
Plein air last week on Pueblito in front of the Buen Dia Cafe -watercolor 11 x 15"
The regular Friday afternoon class will continue at 1 pm to 4 pm. If you wish to switch to Friday morning please let me know. In the meantime happy painting!. Donna

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday plein air Feb 17th 2014 Hospicio and Barranca Fountain

The San Juan de Dios church in the background Barb and Rebecca foreground. Everyone seeking the shade, sunny and around 84 F.  :)
Group photo from Monday's plein air at San Juan de Dios Church. We had a great afternoon with perfect weather! What fun. Here is George and Cindy in the back Sandra , moi and Rebecca. 
On Monday  Feb 17th, we'll meet near the old fountain at the top of Hospicio and Barranca. 2 pm.   a good corner with lots of subject matter. The old fountain is of course a great challenge. The folks selling soil usually let their burros stop here for a drink.

Barranca Fountain with Burrow!
Remember to bring your camera and a hat! View finder, water, a snack, need to keep up your energy. The following week no plein air as Tom and I will be leading a week long workshop Feb. 24th to the 28th.  Weekly plein air Mondays will return  March 3rd.

Monday, February 10, 2014

2014 Feb. 10 - New watercolors

"Near the Market" watercolor 5" x 7" This a scene from down near the San Juan de Dios Market in the late afternoon. Love the way the warm light glows at that time of day.  Price $60.
Fussin n' Scratchin  watercolor 5"x 7"  This was fun, I have chickens and roosters that wander the area across the street from me. Always seeing them in different spots. I like the overlap with  the shade in this one. Price $60.00 contact me by email. 
Correction FEB 17th Monday our plein air will be afternoon at 2 pm. We will meet near the fountain - Hospicio at Barranca.

Friday, February 7, 2014

2014 Feb 10th Plein air at San Juan de Dios

A view of San Juan de Dios Church
Okay this is just one view of where we will be painting on Monday. This is a great site and has many interesting views to choose from.  This is one of the well known churches in town. From centro down Canal a few blocks , take a right onto San Antonio Abad and go 2 short blocks to where it meets with San Rafael. Also described as right across the street from the Warren Hardy Spanish School if you know where that is. We're meeting in the afternoon,  on location at 2pm. The afternoon light is better here.
Here's another view from across the street near the bottom of Callejon Blanco. Don't forget your camera for a reference for finishing up your plein air study. There are some benches but a folding stool is an asset if you sit when painting, it'll allow you to set up anywhere . Looks like we have a good group planning to be there. Check your check list! Hat? view finder, water?? Take care and have a good week end. Donna