Written while or about traveling.

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

Framing from the heart

Presentation, by which we mean for the most part framing, provides the opportunity to enhance your paintings. Frames can quietly blend your painting in with other art works and furnishings within a room, or they can work to pop the painting out. My style being an impressionist approach to painting … Read More

Mt Rainier and the Hoh Rainforest

In August of 2016, I traveled with my friend Sue Elliott, who is on a quest to paint in all 50 states. We went to Washington state, with its diverse terrain and climate. We chose Mt Rainier, the Hoh rain forest and the Olympic Coast to give us a taste … 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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