Sunday, March 27, 2011

I Love playing with Beach Glass

I Love playing with Beach Glass I working on the demos for my "Treasure from the Sea Workshop" I'll be teaching 2 workshops this year where I will be adding this technique. One in April in the Point Reyes National Seashore and the other in Mendocino in August.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Planing Workshops in the Napa Valley during Mustard bloom and Harvest

I have just found a wonderful new location for a couple of workshops in 2012 in the Napa Valley at a spa in Calistoga. The heart of the Wine country. You will be able to paint into the night or enjoy yourself in the hot spring mineral pools, mud baths or treat yourself to message treatments or go wine tasting after the workshop. I am now planing 2 workshops, one in March during the mustard bloom and the other in October during the crush season when the fall color is outstanding.

If a class is full put your name on the wait list you may still get in

Sometimes when you want to sign up for a workshop, you may find that it's full and there is a wait list and the wait list seems just too long so why bother. I just want you to know to my surprise I just had a very popular workshop that has been filled for at least 6 months in advance have seven cancellations over the last month, which means that most of the people that had their name on the list are now able to get in, so never be discouraged and openings do happen.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wild Iris Workshop Update

We all had so much fun. It's funny how this simple little flower can take so much time to paint. We tried to accomplish a lot for this one day workshop we really needed two. We started to build the flower, color, veining & shadows but just ran out of time to finish it with the background. After the workshop Lisa and I went out to Limantour Beach to take pictures of the blooming Pacific Wild Iris. In March there are vast displays of them all around the park (Point Reyes National Seashore. Next time for the workshop I would like to make it a two day and bring everyone out with me to take photos and view them in their natural state. It truly is an impressive site.