Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Star Art Retreat!

Exploratory Territory 
(Also coming soon to the Ashley Inn, Cascade, ID)

Recently I held an art retreat here in my home studio in Star, Idaho, for a small group of ladies.   (This time, everyone traveled from Oregon!) 

I counted & realized it's the 7th one I've done here.
This year's retreat was a wonderful success.  We experimented & "what would happen if" with some mixed media, acrylic, watercolor, collage, etc. with plenty of time to learn, paint, laugh, paint, eat, paint, get the idea.  
Such a fun weekend!

Here are some photos of us...

Hard at "work"...

My examples...

Artists' finished & in-progress works...

Excellent Job Ladies!  
See you again soon!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Amaryllis Workshop in Oregon...

The "Large Petal Floral" is such a fun workshop!  The paintings always turn out so nice and so different from one another.  I recently taught this workshop to a group of ladies in Tualatin, Oregon and just look at how they turned out!

 In progress...


Good job ladies!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nampa Art Guild 2017 Spring Show Award!

Recently, at the 2017 Nampa Art Guild Spring Show, I was thrilled to receive 2nd Place in the professional division for my painting, "Summer's Splendor".  

What wonderful news and such an honor!

A Double Header Workshop! (Or Something Like That)

A couple weeks ago, I taught "Painting an Iris" to not one, but two very full workshops with ladies who were all excited to try their hand at the Iris.  So, half of them took my Wednesday workshop and the other half took my Saturday workshop.  So much fun!  They all did a great job.

Here's a few examples of their work...aren't they lovely?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Judging the SWWS Show was Hard! Come See What I Picked...

I had the honor of being the judge of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society 2017 Spring Show.  I so enjoyed seeing all of the magnificent artwork on display.  All the artists did a wonderful job & congratulations to all of you!

*Juried Division*
(Pardon the glare on the paintings)

Best of Show: Will Ray "Splendor in the Glass"

1. First Prize:  Denise McFadden "Northern Spotted Owl III"
2. Second Prize:  Takako Ito "Hydrangea and Akebi"
3. Third Prize:  Carolyn Gunderson "Nineteen Pears"
4. Fourth Prize:  Lynda Raven Brake "Spring Cancer Free Bouquet"

 1. 2.

1. Honorable Mention:  Margaret Webb "Ready for Flight"
2. Honorable Mention:  Sue Moore "Rays"

*Associate Division*

First Prize:  Jerry Ballantyne "Forest Study II"

Second Prize:  Arletta Riedler "Kenya Giraffe"

Third Prize:  Lorna Hamilton "First Pick"


After that, April 5th through the 7th I taught the "3-Workshops-in-1", which involved my "Exploring Color" workshop on Wednesday the 5th, "Yupo Landscape" on the 6th & on the 7th, the "Can This Painting Be Saved?" workshop, where we often save paintings from the brink of despair! ;)  

We had a fun 3 days!

Day One: First, we played with inspiring color combinations found in magazines...

Then, Day Two, we tackled the Yupo Landscape workshop, with some beautiful results!

 And, Day Three, we saved many paintings and had some dramatic results!
So much fun.  Thank you for coming ladies!  I look forward to seeing you in another one of my workshops!

It was a busy week for me in Vancouver, Washington; 
 A huge thank you to Becky and her husband Alex for hosting me!

Monday, April 3, 2017

3 Paintings, 3 Big Shows!

First, Abundance” 
"Abundance" was accepted into the 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, for the Idaho Falls Arts Council, which is held at the Hall & Carr Galleries at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, on display from March 16 to June 11, 2017.

Then, "Foothills"
"Foothills" was accepted in the Western Federation Watercolor Society Show at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, OR, from April 7th through June 19th, 2017.
"Jazzed" was accepted in the Idaho Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show at the Boise State University Fine Arts Gallery, shown June 3rd–June 28th 2017!

Another Pen & Ink Workshop at Finer Frames in Eagle!

On March 23rd at Finer Frames Gallery in Eagle ID, I taught a group of ladies the joys of pen & ink with watercolor!  For some, it was their first experience using watercolor, while others had taken this workshop before & just had to do it again. 
But everyone came to have fun and learn something new!

 Great job ladies!
Hope you all come back for more soon!