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Maine Workshop

I just taught a workshop here in Maine at the "Acadia Workshop Center" in Bernard Maine, what a great location for a workshop. The location is inspiring. We had very unusual weather during this time with a big heat wave as did most of the country so we decided to take a break and go down to the beach and dip our toes in the Atlantic Ocean and refresh ourselves. It was wonderful.

Maine Workshop

Maine Workshop

I am having a wonderful time here in Maine, it is so inspiring I would love to do other workshops here on Landscapes and my rocks & sand technique along with my flowers and I can't wait to do some abstracts from the formations I found.


One day after the workshop in Bernard ME, I went into Southwest Harbor and happened upon a small gallery opening at the "Salty Dog" where I met a wonderful artist name Phil Steel, he has beautiful work. He honored me with one of his books titled "Net Loss"
Philip is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artist,(A.S.M.A) and Florida Watercolor Society, and a Fellow Member of the American Artist Professional League. He is published in Marquis Who's Who in American Art.
Here is his Website

Beauty in every grain of SAND

Here is a wonderful view of the Beauty that is hidden in every grain of SAND.... Viewed at a magnification of over 250 times real life, tiny grains of sand are shown to be delicate, colorful structures as unique as snowflakes. I think we will have to take a closer look next time when were painting the sand at my upcoming workshop in August in Mendocino :) View the Article

Student wins First Prize

Hi, Birgit!......... I wanted you to be the first to know! After I got back
from my wonderful workshop with you at Cheap Joe’s, my local art society was
hosting an art show – the theme of it was Georgia O’Keeffe. So I decided to
use my skills that I had just learned………and my big brushes………..and entered
two paintings. One was a closeup of a rose, and one was a closeup of a
gardenia that grows outside our front door.

Tonight was the reception, and I won FIRST PRIZE for the gardenia!!! I was
so surprised, (and I made a fool of myself by crying!) but I was so
thrilled. And I just wanted you to be the first one to know before I shout
it out to the world! I’ve won ribbons for student art shows before, but this
was the first REAL show that I’ve won anything (and it carried a cash prize
of $100).

So, thank you so much for showing me the way to painting beautiful flowers.
And I’m SO glad I decided to buy your brushes! So, thank you. I’ve attached
a pic…