Painting in Northern New Mexico

This past September, I traveled for a week with my friend and fellow painter Jean to the high country of northern New Mexico. Jean has visited there many times, and she guided us to many wonderful sights around Santa Fe, Abiquiu, and Taos. I know now why New Mexico is … Read More

Painting Evening Light

The evening light is golden and very attractive to painters. I set up at UCSC where there is a view of the Bay from up on the hill. The golden light was visible in the distant Eucalyptus grove, and the shadows were moving quickly as the sun set.

Painting at La Rusticana de Orso

Learning to Paint is a life long journey, and that is what keeps the voyage interesting! In the spring of this year, I attended a painting workshop at La Rusticana De Orso, a vineyard and gardens developed with inspiration from Italy. Two other SCOP artists also participated. Randall Sexton, a … Read More

Artists’ Retreat to Carmel – 2017

This year is my seventh to go on retreat with this group of artists. We have become close friends and encourage each other, offer ideas for improvement, and push ourselves to create even when the weather is discouraging. With the group spirit around us, we keep creating. I leave kitties, husband, … Read More

Painting Provence

In May of 2016, I traveled to France to paint with Marie Gabrielle in her home area around the Luberon Valley and Hill Villages of Provence. Every day we traveled  to a new village, each with unique architecture and old world flavor. We were served delicious food by our hosts … Read More

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